Japanese civil defence collar badge : H V Dunkely, BCOF

Place Asia: Japan
Accession Number REL29279
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Wool felt; Satin; Gold bullion thread
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 a black wool felt backing attached to a card with a piece of black tape. The front of the badge shows a pink satin and gold bullion thread flower with five petals.

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.