Metal medallion with engraved text and 10 separate charms for the years 1985-1994.
NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER)
Queensland Railways Ambulance Corps
W 2.5cm x H 15.5cm
Metal, red and blue colours
RAILWAY AMBULANCE/ D.L LOBWEIN 1984/ D.L LOBWEIN 1985/ D.L LOBWEIN 1986/ D.L LOBWEIN 1987/ D.L LOBWEIN 1988/ D.L LOBWEIN 1989/ D.L LOBWEIN 1990/ D.L LOBWEIN 1991/ D.L LOBWEIN 1992/ D.L LOBWEIN 1993/ D.L LOBWEIN 1994
History and use
This medallion was presented to D. L. Lobwein to commemorate his years of service in the Queensland Railway Ambulance Corps from 1985 to 1994. This medallion was awarded in combination with Long Service Certificates, both of which acknowledged the untiring efforts of an employee over the course of eleven years in the practise and principles of ‘First Aid’.
This tradition began in 1920 when a recommendation was forwarded to the Commissioner for railways proposing that the committee of Queensland Railways Ambulance Corps should issue a framed Long Service and Life Membership certificate to those who, in their opinion, merited such an honour after at least eleven years of service.
This item demonstrates the practice of acknowledging service in the Queensland Raiwayl Ambulance Corp, and the emphasis placed on the Corp as part of Queensland Railway’s operation, which began in 1892.