Australian Historical Medals
ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, (1914), in silver (51mm) by W.J.Amor. Sydney, inscribed on reverse, '1914/Awarded To/B.C.Barwick/Maker Of/Equal-Third Prize/Butter/Continuous Judging Class'. Some scuffing and a few minor edge nicks, otherwise very fine.
Basil Cecil Barwick, butter maker, age 23, born at Hinton, NSW served with the AIF in WWI. He enlisted on 16 February 1915 at Liverpool, NSW in 5 Field Ambulance and embarked for overseas service on 26 May 1915. He was a stretcher bearer and was often working under very dangerous conditions to retrieve wounded men from the battlefields of France. He was wounded in action on 9 March 1917 and was twice decorated for his heroism under fire. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery (London Gazette 9 July 1917) and a Bar to his Military Medal (London Gazette 17 June 1919).
Ex John Houstone Collection.
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ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, (1914), in silver (51mm) by W.J.Amor. Sydney, inscribed ...