Defence Medal : Captain J E McKeddie, 2/12 Field Regiment

Accession Number REL/10340.005
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Cupro nickel
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1946
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Defence Medal. Unnamed as issued.

History / Summary

VX17668 Lieutenant John Edwin McKeddie of East Malvern, Victoria. Born 25 November 1902. Enlisted 27 May 1940. Commissioned 15 November 1940. Served with 2/12 Australian Field Regiment. McKeddie saw extensive service in the Middle East and in New Guinea. He was ADC to Lieutenant General Morsehead in 1941. In the New Guinea campaign in 1943 he was twice awarded the Military Cross for fearlessly directing artillery fire while exposed and under heavy fire himself.