Victory Medal : Private S O Larson, 8 Battalion, AIF

Accession Number REL34071.002
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1920
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Victory Medal. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.

History / Summary

Awarded to Sidney Oscar Larson who was born at Dulwich Hill, NSW in 1893. He was working as an orchardist when he enlisted in the AIF at Yanco, NSW on 31 July 1916, aged 22. Larson received the service number 6789 and embarked as a private with the 22nd Reinforcements to 8 Infantry Battalion. He was killed on 4 October 1917 during the attack on Broodseinde Ridge, Belgium, and has no known grave. His older brother, Eric William Larson, who served with 13 Battalion, had previously died of wounds received at Flers on 9 February 1917.