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ID number A05535
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative
Place made Australia
Date made c 1919

Description

Portrait of Corporal (Cpl) Bernard Sidney Gordon, VC, of the 41st Battalion (41st Bn). He is wearing the ribbons of his decorations, the Military Medal (MM) awarded for action on the 8th August 1918 at Hamel, and the Victoria Cross (VC) awarded 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.