ID Number – 1452

Image No – img1766

Subject – Sgt Ken Sturmey’s Italian Commemorative Medal

Date – 1943

Donor – AllenSandra

Street – Outside Rodbourne

Location – Naples, Italy

Additional Information – This is not an official 8th Army medal but a commemorative one struck by enterprising Italians for the liberating troops to purchase when Naples was liberated. It is based on a similar medal for the American 5th Army and depicts Vesuvius and the bay of Naples.