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Lot 5195    Session 19 (4:30pm Friday)    Orders, Decorations & Medals - Aust. Groups

Estimate $20,000
Current Bid No bids
Bidding Closes 24 Nov 14:30

TRIO TO AFC: Military Cross (GRI); British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19 with MID. Capt. S.Winter Irving A.F.C. 18.1.18 on first medal, Captain. S.I.Winter-Irving. A.I.F. on last two medals. First medal engraved, last two medals impressed. Display mounted, good very fine.

Together with matching set of original, swing mounted miniatures; small copy of a photo in uniform, in silver frame; another small copy of a photo in a frame; copy of AFC pilot's wings.

MC: LG 18/1/1918, p959; CAG 23/5/1918, p1126.

Citation: LG 25/4/1918, p5029; CAG 24/9/1918, p1868.

Recommendation: On the 5th October, 1917, on the GAZA front, when acting as escort to reconnaissance, he single handed repeatedly attacked and drove off a formation of three enemy aeroplanes, thereby enabling a most valuable report to be brought in by the reconnaissance machine.

MID: LG 16/1/1916, p937; CAG 23/5/1918, p1125, for distinguished service in connexion with military operations conducted by General Sir Edmund Allenby KCMG, KCB, Commander-in-Chief, Egyptian Expeditionary Force.

Stanhope Irving Winter-Irving, grazier, age 25, born at Melbourne, Vic; Enl.17Feb1916 (Service No.331) at Melbourne, Vic; Appt Airman with AFC 17Feb1916; to Sgt 01Mar1916; Emb.16Mar1916; Attch'd to 17 Sqn RFC 21Apr1916; to A/FSgt 10Jun1916; to 2/Lieut. 12Jun1916; to Aboukir for instruction in aviation 23Aug1916; to 21 Reserve Sqn 23Sep1916; to Flg Off 24Oct1916; to 5th Wing 67 Sqn AFC 29Oct1916; to Lieut 24Jan1917; to Captain & Flight Commander 15Aug1917; awarded MC 08Nov1917; RTA 12Nov1917 for compassionate leave to see his critically ill mother and struck off strength of 67 Sqn, AFC; Disemb.17Dec1917 at Melbourne; Appt terminated 19Jun1918 as Medically Unfit.

With research including Service File.

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