British War Medal 1914-20 : Sergeant F H Suthern, 6 Light Horse Regiment, AIF

Place Europe: Western Front
Accession Number REL28772.002
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Silver
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

British War Medal 1914-20. Impressed around edge with recipient's name and unit.

History / Summary

2106 Driver Farquhar Henry Suthern served with 113 Howitzer Battery, 13 Australian Field Artillery Brigade. Suthern was a 25 year old labourer from Berridale, NSW, when he enlisted on 5 September 1915. He served first with the 14th Reinforcements to 6 Light Horse Regiment, sailing for Egypt with this unit aboard the transport HMAT A62 'Wandilla' on 3 February 1916, before transferring to the artillery later in 1916. He was awarded the Military Medal for action while serving with latter unit at Westhoek, Belgium, on 29 October 1917. Suthern visited Irish relatives after the war, and married there, before returning to Australia after June 1919.