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

Place Asia: Japan
Accession Number REL29277
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Felt; Gold bullion thread; Wool felt
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 Army civilian technician's collar badge. The badge has an angled khaki wool felt ground glued to a card. There are five white five-point stars attached along the centre length of the badge, overlapping each other. The stars are all bordered by gold bullion thread and are of varied sizes, with the largest star at the bottom of the badge, and each star decreasing in size to the top.

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.