Here' s a lovely decoration group to an Australian soldier serving in the Australian Imperial forces (AIF) comprising a trio of medals. This is his full entitlement (no 1914-15 Star entitlement: enlisted in 1916) comprising Military Medal (MM) British War Medal (BWM) and Victory Medal (VM) all correctly impressed as follows. Military Medal:'4542 Pte V. BWM & VM to'4542 PTE.
Medals are court mounted and in EF condition. The medals are accompanied by a research article for a local historical society in Victoria Australia, the Greensborough Historical Society (a suburb of Mbourne, Victoria). The article was researched and written by. Val Wilson who was apparently Splatt's grand-niece (see the photos). The article has some nice pictures of Splatt in uniform and post war with wife.
More research could be done, his military file is available online. Splatt was born in Greensborough on 7th February, 1893. He enlisted in January 1916 with a group of mates. They all became part of the 11th reinforcements of the 22nd Battalion, AIF. In August-September 1918, the Battalion helped capture Mont St.Quentin, and then took part in the last fighting by the AIF on the Western Front at Montbrehain in October 1918. Splatt took part in the battles of 1916, 1917 and 1918, being wounded in both 1917 and 1918, and was awarded the Military Medal (MM) in June 1918, for actions at Ville-sur-Ancre, as follows.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on Ville-sur-Ancre on the morning of the 9th inst. This man was acting as company runner and though wounded whilst advancing onto the enemy position, he remained on duty and refused to go to the R.
He rendered invaluable assistance to his company commander in maintaining communication with the Platoon in the advanced posts, passing many times across the most exposed positions under severe M. He continued to carry messages and rendered splendid service right through the operation.He lived in Greensborough, then Oakleigh for the rest of his life. He died in 1967 aged 74 years. It's a nice lot with a good citation. See my very good feedback. Items located in Melbourne, Australia. The item "MILITARY MEDAL & WW1 PAIR FULL ENTITLEMENT 22ND BATTALION AIF AUSTRALIAN ANZAC" is in sale since Sunday, September 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\1914 - 1918 (WWI)". The seller is "nikruss" and is located in Malvern East, VIC.
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