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ID number A05210
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin

Description

Studio portrait of Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) (later Corporal) Bernard Sidney Gordon MM VC, of the 41st Battalion. L/Cpl Gordon was awarded the Military Medal (MM) for action on the 8th August 1918 at Hamel, and the Victoria Cross (VC) for further bravery eighteen days later. During advances towards Fargny Wood on the night of 26-27 August 1918, Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) Gordon led his section through heavy shellfire and then single-handedly attacked an enemy machine gun post, then cleared up a number of trenches. In all he captured two officers and sixty one other ranks, together with six machine guns. Cpl Gordon returned to Australia on 18 January 1919.