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H12606

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ID number H12606
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin

Description

C. 1903. STUDIO PORTRAIT OF LIEUTENANT-COLONEL L.C. MAYGAR VC DSO, THE FIRST VICTORIAN TO WIN THE VICTORIA CROSS. HE WON THIS AT GEELHOUTBOOM IN SOUTH AFRICA ON 1901-11-23 SERVING WITH THE 5TH VICTORIAN MOUNTED RIFLES. HE WAS AWARDED THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER IN 1917-10 WHILST COMMANDING THE 8TH LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT. MAYGAR WAS KILLED IN ACTION DURING THE BATTLE OF BEERSHEBA ON 1917-10-31. (A NEAR IDENTICAL PORTRAIT IS HELD AS P01285.001 (COLOUR) AND P1285/02 (BLACK AND WHITE) AND A CROPPED VERSION OF P01285.002 AND PUBLISHED IN "THEY DARED MIGHTLY" IS HELD AS P1285/03)