|Object type||Colour - Digital file TIFF|
|Date made||c 1917|
South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 3565 Sergeant (Sgt) Francis Viney DCM, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade. Sgt Viney ...
Studio portrait of 3565 Sergeant (Sgt) Francis Viney DCM, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade. Sgt Viney was awarded the DCM for an act of bravery on 3 December 1917. "Whilst under enemy artillery fire he carried several boxes of smouldering artillery shells from his gun's position to a distant shell hole, allowing it to continue to fire and inspiring his men. He also received a recommendation "For general good service and devotion to duty and for his personal disregard of danger" on 30 September 1917 although there is no evidence an award resulted. Sgt Viney had previous service in the British Army with the 2nd Battalion, The Dorchester Regiment, including service in South Africa during the Boer War where he received both the Queen's South Africa Medal and the King's South Africa Medal.