British War Medal 1914-20 : Lieutenant C W Stoerkel, 48 Battalion AIF

Place Europe: Western Front
Accession Number REL/14389.003
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Silver
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

Charles William Stoerkel enlisted as a private in 16 Battalion, AIF, on 11 September 1914. In early 1916 he transferred to 48 Battalion, AIF. He was commissioned in 1917. Stoerkel was awarded the Military Cross (MC) on 17 June 1917, and a bar to the MC on 3 May 1918. He was also mentioned in despatches in 1916. He returned to Australia in 1919.