WW1 A.I.F Australia Distinguished Conduct Medal Military Medal & Bar group 1738 Cooper

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Rare WW1 D.C.M, M.M & Bar Trio Medal Group. One of 7 such combinations awarded to the A.I.F in WW1. D.C.M, Military Medal & bar & 1914/15 Star correctly named & impressed. British War Medal & Victory Medal unnamed replacements. 1738 William John Cooper was born at Grafton NSW. Enlisted at Lismore NSW 1914. Appears to have been evacuated to hospital ex Gallipoli 15/8/15. Cooper served with the 9th & 49th Battalions. Gallantry awards confirmed in London Gazette as follows:

 - Military Medal   L.G  14/8/17

 - Bar to Military Medal L.G 1/2/18

 - Distinguished Conduct Medal L.G 10/5/18

Citation for D.C.M as follows:

" For conspicious gallantry & devotion to duty while in charge of the regiment strecher bearers. When many of the strecher bearers had become casualties under heavy fire he organised squads & brought in and evacuated all wounded. By skilful attention to badly wounded cases he saved many lives and thanks to his example, the work was thoroughly & successfully carried out " .

  Stunning Gallantry Group to a very brave soldier. Worthy of further research.





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