ID number F00596
Title VC hero decorated (Cinesound News No. 570)
Collection Film
Object type Newsreel
Maker Cinesound (Maker)
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 2 October 1942
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Measurement 44 sec
Note Open
Copying provision Copy provided subject to permission from copyright holder


Extract from Cinesound newsreel No. 570. The late 402263 Pilot Officer Ronald Wilkins Taylor, awarded Distinguished Flying medal presented to next of kin Mrs D F Taylor. WX2437 Corporal James Heather Gordon of Western Australia, awarded the Victoria Cross (VC). Lord Gowrie hands over the awards.

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