GROUP OF FOUR: Military Medal (GVR); 1939-45 Star; British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19. 1996 L.Cpl T.Maddams 57 / Aust:Inf on first medal, 1996 Pte T.Maddams 6/Bn A.I.F. on second medal, 1996 L-Cpl T.Maddams 6 Bn A.I.F. on fourth medal. Name erased on third medal, other medals impressed. Very fine.
1996 Thomas Maddams, Pte 57th Btn. Enl.08Jan1915, L-Cpl 02Aug1916, W.I.A. (France) 31MAR1917 and 11Mar1918 (GSW knee), R.T.A.25Jan1919, Disc.15May1919. MM. L.G. 18Jul1917 C.G. 08Nov1917 'East of Bullecourt on llth May 1917 L/Corp Maddams showed great courage and devotion to duty under fire. After an attack made by the Battalion on our left it was necessary for his Battalion to take over a portion of the front line. Maddam's Lewis gun team was moved over and posted in a position vacated by the other Battalion. The portion of trench taken over suffered very heavily from shell fire and although all the crew had become casualties, L/Cpl Maddams kept his gun in action alone for 12 hours until relief could be sent him. His conduct was of the very highest order'.
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