ID number H06193
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Date made c. 1918

Description

Studio portrait of 506 Sergeant (Sgt) Reginald Roy Inwood VC, 10th Battalion. A miner from Broken Hill, NSW prior to enlistment, Sgt Inwood embarked with the rank of Private with H Company from Adelaide on HMAT Ascanius on 20 October 1914. Whilst serving in France he was awarded the Victoria Cross "for most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the advance to the second objective. He moved forward through our barrage alone to an enemy strong post and captured it together with nine prisoners, killing several of the enemy. During the evening he volunteered for a special patrol which went out six hundred yards in front of our line, and there - by his coolness and sound judgement obtained and sent back very valuable information as to the enemy's movements. In the early morning of the 21st September Pte Inwood located a machine gun that was causing several casualties. He went out alone and bombed the gun and team killing all but one whom he brought in as prisoner with the gun." He returned to Australia on 24 August 1918. He later went on to serve as a Warrant Officer Class 1with the Provost Corps during the Second World War.