Defence medal for a Mount Hawke lady

Bought on eBay for the Museum, after a very tense final few moments, a WWII Defence Medal, awarded to Mrs Philadelphia Snell of Trenethick Cottage, Mount Hawke. It is especially good to have a medal awarded to a woman and also one from Mount Hawke.

WWII Defence Medal, awarded to Mrs Philadelphia Snell

WWII Defence Medal, awarded to Mrs Philadelphia Snell

The Museum already has a lovely collection of paraphernalia of Gordon Snell, Philadelphia’s husband, which was given to the Museum in 1994. There is a letter between Gordon and Philadelphia before their marriage, several driver passes from Carlyon Haulage of Mount Hawke, issued during WWII, other papers, and a photo of Gordon and Philadelphia in their later years.

The medal comes with its box sent OHMS.

We hope to learn what Philadelphia did during WWII to be awarded her Defence Medal.