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GROUP OF FOUR: 1914-15 Star; British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19; Army Meritorious Service Medal (GVR). 1619 Pte V.J.L.Martin 3/LH RGT A.I.F. on first medal, 1619 Sjt V.J.L.Martin 3L.H.R. A.I.F. on second and third, 1619 Dvr V.J.L.Martin Aust.A.V.C. on last medal. All medals impressed. Very fine.
MSM: LG 18/1/1919; CAG 03/6/1919.
'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty whilst driving a horse float during August and September 1918. Driver Martin was continually passing through villages and areas which were being shelled collecting animals from units for evacuations to Mobile Veterinary Sections. This man has always carried out his duties with great devotion and courage, especially during the last six months fighting on the Somme.' One of four awarded to Mobile Vet.Section.
Victor James Leopold Martin, Inspector (S.P.C.A.), age 26yrs, born Adelaide, Sth Aust; Enl.17Aug1915 at Adelaide, Sth Aust; Emb.18Nov1915 for the Middle East; attached to 2nd Mobile Veterinary Section, France 26Aug1917; promoted Sgt 29Dec1918; RTA 10Jul1919.
With copy of Service File.
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