|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||United Kingdom|
|Date made||c 1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait 3347 Sergeant (Sgt) David Emmett Coyne, 31st Battalion. Sergeant Coyne died of ...
Studio portrait 3347 Sergeant (Sgt) David Emmett Coyne, 31st Battalion. Sergeant Coyne died of wounds on 15 May 1918 after shielding his mates from a live hand grenade dropped amongst them in the dark. He was posthumously awarded the Albert Medal in Gold, the then highest valour award for bravery not in the face of the enemy. He was the only member of the AIF to be so honoured. The print is signed by Sgt Coyne and addressed to "Sgt Gould" who was probably 3189 Corporal Sydney George Gould, 31st Battalion, who was in the same reinforcement group as Sgt Coyne.Order a copy