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EATHER, Richmond Cornwallis MC & Bar MM

  2709, Lieutenant Richmond Cornwallis Eater MC & Bar MM 47th Battalion AIF 25th Battalion AIF Photo – left to right: Captain James Lionel Fletcher DSO MC and Bar, Lieutenant Richmond Cornwallis Eather MC and Bar MM, Captain George Carroll MC, Major Harold Hillis Page DSO MC. Awarded Military Medal  – 9th December 1916   Awarded

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THEMOR, William

1518, Private William Themor Q191179 Fitter Royal Australian Engineers – WWII Service 26th Battalion AIF Australian Army Ordnance Corps AIF One of the Black Anzac Raiders The Black Anzacs were 73 AIF soldiers, who took part in a raid on a German trench on the night of 6th June, 1916.  The raid was Australia’s first

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BAILEY, William Herbert

7039, Private William Herbert Bailey 26th Battalion AIF 49th Battalion AIF _______________________________________________________ ADFA Database National Archives – Service Record Further Reading – 26th Battalion AIF Further Reading – Always Faithful – A History of The 49th Battalion, 1916 – 1982 Picture Source – Mapping Our Anzacs  

 
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LILLEY, John Henry MC

Lieutenant John Henry Lilley MC 26th Battalion AIF Awarded Military Cross –  18th April 1918 ‘For coolness in action and devotion to duty as Intelligence Officer for the Battalion during the period February-August 1917. He displayed great coolness under heavy shell fire during attacks on MALT TRENCH (near WARLENCOURT) on 2/3/17, LAGNICOURT on 28/3/17, and BULLECOURT

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COOPER, Vivian Stewart DSO MC

Captain Vivian Stewart Cooper DSO MC 26th Battalion AIF Awarded Distinguished Service Order – 14th December 1916 ‘For conspicuous gallantry in action. He repulsed a strong enemy counter attack, and, when his battalion was relieved, remained in the position. When the enemy attacked he opened fire on them from a point which he had selected,

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CURRIE, Patrick CMG DSO Croix de Guerre (France)

Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick Currie CMG DSO Croix de Guerre (France) 26th Battalion AIF 28th Battalion AIF Awarded Distinguished Service Order – 14th December 1916 ‘For consistent gallantry and good work during operations, notably on one occasion, during an attack, when he jumped over the parapet, exposed to heavy fire, in order to cheer on his men.

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FERGUSON, George Andrew DSO VD

Lieutenant-Colonel George Andrew Ferguson DSO VD 26th Battalion AIF Awarded Mention in Despatches – 2nd January 1917 Awarded Distinguished Service Order – 29th June 1917 _______________________________________________________ ADFA Database National Archives – Service Record Further Reading – 26th Battalion AIF Picture Source – Mapping Our Anzacs

 
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CROOKS, Hilton George MM

2932, Corporal Hilton George Crooks MM 26th Battalion AIF 12th Battalion AIF Awarded Military Medal – 10th October 1919 ‘During the operations east of JEANCOURT on the morning of 18th September, 1918, Corporal CROOKS displayed great bravery, dash and leadership in the face of heavy machine gun fire. The advance was being hampered by some

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HEWITT, Thomas Cotgrave

33, Captain Thomas Cotgrave Hewitt 26th Battalion AIF Killed in Action – 29th July, 1916 Australian War Memorial: Studio portrait of Captain (Capt) Thomas Cotgrave Hewitt, 26th Battalion, AIF, of Toowoomba, Qld. Capt Hewitt enlisted on 17 April 1915 in Toowoomba, Qld, and embarked aboard HMAT Ascanius from Brisbane on 24 May 1915. He was

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GIBBONS, Frederick John

2249, Lance Corporal Frederick John Gibbons 26th Battalion AIF Killed in Action – 29th July, 1916 Australian War Memorial: Portrait of 2249 Lance Corporal Frederick John Gibbons of the 26th Battalion, AIF, who was killed in action on 29 July 1916. _______________________________________________________ ADFA Database National Archives – Service Record Australian War Graves Picture Source –

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