|Object type||Black & white, Portrait|
|Physical description||Black & white, Portrait|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Malvern|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Studio portrait of 6594 Sergeant (Sgt) Maurice Vincent Buckley VC (served as Gerald Sexton), 13th ...
Studio portrait of 6594 Sergeant (Sgt) Maurice Vincent Buckley VC (served as Gerald Sexton), 13th Battalion. Sgt Buckley was awarded the Victoria Cross for "most conspicuous bravery" on 18 September 1918, near Le Verguier, France. During an attack, Sgt Buckley and his section rushed down a bank to where an enemy party was manning a field gun, killing them all. He then returned to the bank, firing on the enemy with his machine gun inducing them to surrender. Sgt Buckley was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal on 8 August 1918, before returning to Australia, medically unfit in December 1919. He died on 27 January 1921 after being thrown from a horse.