Jill Miles grew up hearing stories about her great uncle and would take his Victoria Cross to school in Melbourne.
“We always heard about Uncle Leslie, because mum knew him” Jill said. “She was only a little girl when he died, but she was very fond of him.
“She said he was a very imposing, tall sort of man, and he was an excellent horse rider, and a real family man, but he never married.”
Her great uncle Leslie Maygar was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Boer War when he rode out under heavy fire and rescued a soldier whose horse was shot out from underneath him. Magyar went on to serve on Gallipoli during the First World War, and was mortally wounded at Beersheba.