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Lot 2069    SESSION 8 (2.30PM WEDNESDAY 29TH MARCH)    Orders, Decorations & Medals - Australian Groups

Estimate $1,000
SOLD $1,100

WWI TRIO TO LIGHT HORSE: 1914-15 Star; British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19. 10 Pte C.M.Riches. 3 L.H.Bde HQ A.I.F. on first medal, 10 Cpl C.M.Riches. 3/L.H.Bde. HQ. A.I.F. on second medal, 10 Cpl. C.M.Riches 3 L.H.Bde. H-Qrs. A.I.F. on last medal. All medals impressed. Crudely swing mounted as worn, good very fine.

Together with Anzac Commemorative Medallion 1915, issued 1967, in bronze (50x75mm) (C.1915/3), engraved, C.M.Riches.

Charles Murdoch Riches, labourer, age 22, born at Rupanyup, Vic; Enl.23Sep1914 at Deans Marsh, Vic, stated previous service with Pennyroyal Rifle Club; Emb.25Feb1915 with 3LH Bde HQ; to Gallipoli 16May1915; To hospital with influenza 15Jun1915; To L/Cpl (Police) 25Oct1915 and return to Gallipoli 25Oct1915; Cpl 25Nov1915; Tfr to ANZAC HQs (M.M.P) 06Dec1915; to hospital 30Oct1916 with myalgia (mild); RTA 08Mar1917; Disemb.25Apr1917; Disch.02Jun1917 Medically Unfit with chronic rheumatism; married Miss Florrie White at pennyroyal local church on 24Sep1919.

On his return from active service, a welcome home reception was held for him at the Deans Marsh Hall on Wednesday 9 may 1917. On Saturday 5 July 1919 C.Riches represented Pennyroyal Rifle Club in a competition against a team from Gerangamete. He top scored for his team with a score of 38 out of a possible 40. However, based on the overall team scores, Gerangamete won.

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