Japanese civil defence collar badge : Lance Corporal H V Dunkely, Headquarters BCOF

Place Asia: Japan
Accession Number REL29278
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Cotton; Silver wash
Maker Unknown
Place made Japan
Date made c 1939-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)

Japanese civil defence collar badge. The badge features an angled black rectangular cloth backing glued to a card. A narrow white cotton strip runs along one side of the length of the badge. Underneath this is a small metal rosette with a silver wash finish.

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.