British War Medal 1914-20 : Lieutenant V M Chataway, 9 Battalion, AIF

Accession Number REL/07548.002
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Silver
Location Main Bld: First World War Gallery: Western Front 1917: Spring Advance
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1920
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

British War Medal 1914-20. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.

History / Summary

Presented to Lieutenant Vincent Maxwell Chataway, 9 Battalion, AIF. Born in 1892, Chataway was a 23 year old student living in Cleveland, Queensland when he enlisted in the AIF in 1915. He embarked on HMAT Clan McGillvray as a 2nd lieutenant with the 20th reinforcements to 9 Battalion on 7 September 1916. Promoted to lieutenant in early April 1917, Chataway was awarded the Military Cross for his actions at Lagnicourt later in the same month. He returned to Australia on 18 July 1919.