Neville Cropley Swift attended the Collegiate School of St Peter (St Peter's College) from 1909 until 1912, when he turned 16. During World War I he served with distinction as a Captain in the East Lancashire Regiment, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and Military Cross. He was killed in action in France on 28 March 1918, aged 22. The Neville Cropley Swift Memorial Medal was awarded by St Peter's College 58 times, first in 1918 and last in 1975. St Peter's College was founded in 1847 and is the oldest school in South Australia. It was established as an Anglican school but has from its earliest days accepted students of all denominations.

Obverse Description

At centre the School badge, a Bishop's mitre above a shield with two crossed keys with the motto PRO DEO ET PRO PATRIA on a ribbon below; around on a broad rim, THE COLLEGIATE SCHOOL OF ST. PETER. SENIOR CADETS . FOR GENERAL EFFICIENCY .

Reverse Description

Bust of Captain Neville Cropley Swift facing 3/4 right, in military uniform ; around, CAPTN. NEVILLE CROPLEY SWIFT, D.S.O. M.C. . KILLED IN FRANCE, MARCH 28. 1918 AGED 22 . / EAST LANCS. REGIMENT S&S

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