Unfortunately not my interest area. The grouping comprising the following. Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) , correctly impressed to 307 SJT.
1914-15 Star, correctly impressed to. British War Medal correctly impressed 2/LIEUT. Also comes with his original Gallipoli Plaque (issued 1967), this is correctly engraved in the known original style C. Also a small "21st Battalion Association" badge.Lots of copy photographs of Willis as an enlisted soldier. Later as an officer as well during and after the war with comrades - you can pick Willis as he is proudly wearing his medals including the DCM. Also comes with 3 original metal wound stripes with backing plates and pins (Willis was wounded in action three times). Willis survived the sinking of the troopship "Southland" which was on its way to Gallipoli when sunk.
Approximately 20 soldiers from the 21st Battalion were killed in this sinking (by an Austrian submarine). The survivors continued on to Gallipoli where Willis served for approximately 4 months, leaving at the evacuation. He then proceeded to France.
After Passchendaele, he was - according to his notes, ... Birdwood in the Field, later in England presented with medal [DCM] at a Decoration Parade in Cambridge, by G.
" 1739 DCMs to Australians according to Johnson's'Australian's Awarded". In WW2, the'Ceramic' was sunk by German Submarine'U505'. This very submarine is now in the Chicago Science Museum. Comes with many different copies of "The Red and Black Diamond", the newsletter of the 21st Battalion all the way up to the late 1980s. Also, a copy (1/100) of "The Story of the Twenty-First".
Also copies of his service records and copies of pages of his diary. The Citation for the DCM is a good one:.. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of his company after all the officers had become casualties.
They dug themselves in on the second objective, and firmly established their part of the line. Though wounded in the head, he remained on duty until the battalion was relieved. (LG dated 6th February 1918). These Medals - including naming - (in other words - all aspects of them) are guaranteed. Not mucked around with at all.See my very good feedback. You are very welcome to view the medals. See the photos as they form part of the description. The medals and the rest of this group are located in East Malvern, 3145. The item "WW1 DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL (DCM) & TRIO 21ST BATTALION AIF AUSTRALIAN" is in sale since Thursday, November 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\1914 - 1918 (WWI)". The seller is "nikruss" and is located in Malvern East, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.