Victory Medal : Private E S Hoy, 1 Australian General Hospital, AIF

Accession Number REL32512.003
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Bronze
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1920
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Victory Medal. Impressed on reverse with recipient's details.

History / Summary

7753 Private Eric Stanley Hoy was a 20 year old stockman from Sydney, NSW when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 13 July 1915. He embarked for service overseas with 1 Australian General Hospital and later transferred temporarily to 5 Field Ambulance in April 1916. A month later he joined 1 Anzac Mounted Regiment, or 13 Light Horse Regiment, as a batman. He remained with 13 LHR, serving on the Western Front until the end of the war. He embarked for return to Australia on 20 May 1919.