Hillary, Michael James (Captain, DSO, OBE, 1 Australian Wireless Sqn)

Place Europe: United Kingdom, England
Accession Number 3DRL/7449
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm, plus 1 oversize item
Object type Papers, Records, Service papers
Maker Various
Date made 1917-1921
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 749/047/020
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of Captain Michael James Hillary DSO OBE, 1 Australian Wireless Squadron, Australian Engineers. Collection consists of:
1. Army commission appointing Hillary a Second Lieutenant, dated 1917 (oversize item).
2. Certificate for mentioned in despatches, 1917.
3. Letter written to Mrs Hillary by Dept of Defence informing her that Michael Hillary was mentioned in despatches, dated February 1918.
4. Letter written to Mrs Hillary by Dept of Defence informing her that the Order of the British Empire had been conferred on Michael Hillary, dated 1919.
5. Letter written to Mrs Hillary by Dept of Defence, informing her that the Distinguished Service Order had been conferred on Michael Hillary, dated 1918.
6. Reference for Michael Hillary, dated 1920
7. Letter written to Mrs Hillary by Dept of Defence informing her that Michael Hillary had been mentioned in despatches, dated 1921.
8. Document appoitning Michael Hillary a member of the Distinguished Service Order, dated 1917, along with statutes of the Distinguished Service Order
9. Document appointing Michael Hillary a member of the Order of the British Empire, dated 1919.
10. Two letters issued by Buckingham Palace conferring the Silver Jubilee medal and the Coronation medal on Michael Hillary, dated 1935 and 1937.
11. Legacy Club, London: president's certificate, 1958.
12. Presentation of war decorations and medals by Lieut Gen Sir John Monash, Melbourne, 1920.
13. Official report: presentation of resolutions of the Senate and House of the Preresentatives according the thanks of Parliament to the Australian Sea, Land, Air and Auxiliary Forces for their war service, 1914-1918, dated May 1920.
14. Chronology of the career of Michael Hillary, from 1902 - 1954.
15. Certificate for mentioned in despatches, 1919.

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