■ Suspension Bar : 1945

■ Obverse : cross shaped … in outer ring : THE ST. JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION + … 4 cross arms with flowers on them … in centre : emblem of the Order of St John … loop suspension

■ Reverse : (engraved) A126785 / DORIS THOMPSON … in minute letters at bottom : REGISTERED AT / ST. JOHN’S GATE / CLERKENWELL

■ Dimensions : 40.0 * 43.8 mm … ■ Weight : 15.7 g

■ Materials : copper

■ NB : purchased by the recipient as evidence of their current competency to render first aid, having completed three of the St John examinations … this medal issued in 1945 … not 100% certain that this is New Zealand related, but medal was found in New Zealand among other New Zealand medals