■ 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) 329087 / MAVIS CARR … in minute letters at bottom : REGISTERED AT / ST. JOHN’S GATE / CLERKENWELL

■ Dimensions : 40.4 * 44.1 mm … ■ Weight : 11.2 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 … issued between late 1930’s and early 1940’s … not 100% certain that this is New Zealand related, but medal was found in New Zealand among other New Zealand medals