Imperial Japanese Navy junior officer's cap badge : Lance Corporal H V Dunkley, Headquarters BCOF

Place Asia: Japan
Accession Number REL29272
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Gold; Gilded brass; Metal with 'antique silver' finish;Cotton; Wool
Maker Unknown
Place made Japan
Date made c 1939-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)

Imperial Japanese Navy junior officer's cap badge showing, on a black woollen background, a gold anchor within a gilded wreath, above which is a silver cherry flower. Six silver cherry flower buds are also interlaced in the surrounding wreath.

History / Summary

Collected by 245216 Lance Corporal Harold Vaughan Dunkley while in Japan with the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF). Dunkley was born in Ashfield, NSW on 18 January 1912. He enlisted in the AIF on 5 January 1942 with the service number NX82216. After the end of the Second World War Dunkely became a member of Headquarters BCOF and remained in Japan until 8 September 1948.