|Physical description||Cupro nickel|
|Place made||United Kingdom|
|Date made||c 1946|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Defence Medal : Captain J E McKeddie, 2/12 Field Regiment
Defence Medal. Unnamed as issued.
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.