Pressed cardboard presentation case. Slight variation in hue.
Pressed cardboard presentation case and original paper
This is perhaps the most commonly found Japanese medal. Millions were
made for those who served in China and it seems that this medal was
awarded to just about every soldier no matter where he served.
See HERE for the rare China Incident Commemorative Medal.
The medal was established in 1939 and abolished in 1946. Bronze with a
OBVERSE: Crossed flags, Imperial mum crest, and a crow.
REVERSE: Mountains, clouds, and waves. Inscribed 'China Incident.'
Peterson describes the ribbon thusly: '37mm wide, watered, of 3 mm blue (the
sea and the Navy), 7.5 mm tan (the soil of China, for the Army), 3.5 mm dark
pink (the bloodstained soil of China), 2 mm bright red (blood and loyalty).'
|1 dot is common. 5 is extremely rare.
War Dispatch Medal
1. Record of Awarding the China Incident War Dispatch
2. Given to Army Infantry Superior Private Hayashi Takeo.
3. Showa 15  April 29.
The award document
Representation of the medal at the bottom
Imperial mum crest and chrysanthemum branches at the top
Left side of document
Right side of document
1. Medal Award Department, General Chairman, Holder of the 4th
Class Golden Kite and 1st Class Sacred Treasure, Shimojou
Yasumaro. [He served in this position from 1929 to 1940.]
2. The awarding of this China Incident War Dispatch medal has
been recorded as #1457388
3. Medal Award Department, Secretary, Holder of the 6th Class
Rising Sun and 5th Class Sacred Treasure, Murata Yachiho.
Exceedingly rare 1939 China War Dispatch Medal document given to a woman. I have seen 100s of these
documents, but this is only the 2nd one I have seen awarded to a woman.
Awarded to Yokoyama Kei on Showa 15  April 29.