Imperial Japanese Army colonel's collar badge : Lance Corporal H V Dunkley, Headquarters BCOF

Place Asia: Japan
Accession Number REL29275
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Gold bullion thread; Felt; Silver
Maker Unknown
Place made Japan
Date made c 1939-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)

Early pattern Imperial Japanese Army colonel's collar badge. The badge is in the form of an angled red rectangular felt backing glued to a card. Gold bullion braid is attached to the longer sides of the badge and a strip of gold bullion thread runs along the centre. There are three five-pointed stars attached to the central strip of gold bullion thread.

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.