AUSTRALIAN WW1/WW2 MILITARY MEDAL GROUP TO 23rd Battalion. Medal group of 8 to Australian soldier who volunteered for service in bothWorld War 1 and World War 2 serving in both the 1st and 2nd AIF. MilitaryMedal awarded for gallantry at Villers Bretonneux on 4 July 1918 during theaction in support of the attack on Hamel.
Court martialled three times, wounded in action and decorated! Award for Military Medal appears in. Commonwealth Gazette on 12February 1919. Near Villers Bretonneux on the morning of 4.July 1918 this man as a Stretcher Bearer exhibited the greatest courage incarrying back wounded through shell and M. Fire swept ground after most skilfullydressing their wounds. He worked untiringly and had several casualties with hissquad, but was instrumental in organising fresh bearer squads, working untilevery wounded man was cleared from the battlefield. His exceptional courage anduntiring energy was of great service and value. Medals correctly named as follows: Military Medal, G. /Aust: Inf:; British Warand Victory Medals. ; Second War medals officially impressed. 1939-45Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; ASM unnamed. Arthur Victor Thomson was born in Melbourne in 1892.
Heoriginally enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at Melbourne on 24December 1914 and served in Melbourne in the Military Police until 11 September1916. He listed his previous job as a Fireman.
He embarked for the UK 2 October 2016. His sentence wasremitted when he was sent to France to join the 23. He was Wounded in Action on 19 May 1918. He rejoined the 23rdBattalion lines on 1 June 1918.He was awarded the Military Medal for theaction detailed above on 4 July 2018. He enlisted in the 2. AIF on 22 April 1940 at age 48 and wasallotted to the 2/2 Railway Construction Company.
He embarked for the UK thefollowing month and was promoted Lance Corporal in October 1940. He was ultimately discharged in July 1942. He died as the result of an accident at work in January 1953. Comes with full service file.The item "AUSTRALIAN WW1/WW2 MILITARY MEDAL GROUP TO 23rd Bn MM for Villiers Bretonneux" is in sale since Thursday, March 25, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\1914 - 1918 (WWI)". The seller is "karkeppe4" and is located in Mundingburra, QLD. This item can be shipped worldwide.