|Object type||Black & white - Film polyester negative|
|Place made||Australia: South Australia, Adelaide|
|Date made||July 1920|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Corporal (Cpl) Arthur Percy Sullivan, VC, of the 45th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers on the ...
Corporal (Cpl) Arthur Percy Sullivan, VC, of the 45th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers on the occasion of his investiture at Adelaide. He is wearing his Victoria Cross (VC), and is standing beside another soldier, a corporal who had been awarded a Military Medal (MM). Cpl Sullivan was awarded the Victoria Cross, for bravery on 10 August 1919 at Sheika River, North Russia. While under intense fire, he had rescued an officer and three men from drowning when they fell into a deep swamp. Like all Russian campaign soldiers, Cpl Sullivan, an Australian, had originally served in the First World War in an artillery regiment.
There were several Corporals who received the Military Medal at the same ceremony:
1442 Cpl C. Rodger, 9th Light Horse.
1801 Cp. N. V. Pitkin, 16th Battalion.
The unidentified Corporal has what appears to be a diamond shaped colour patch which does not correlate with these two units.