Studio portrait of Sergeant (Sgt) Reginald Roy Inwood VC, 10th Battalion. Sgt Inwood was awarded ...

Accession Number P02939.026
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white, Portrait
Physical description Black & white, Portrait
Date made c 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Studio portrait of Sergeant (Sgt) Reginald Roy Inwood VC, 10th Battalion. Sgt Inwood was awarded the Victoria Cross as a Private (Pte) for "most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the advance to the second objective" on 19 - 22 September 1917 at Polygon Wood, Belgium. Pte Inwood moved foreward under heavy enemy fire and captured an enemy strong point, taking nine prisoners. Later that evening he volunteered for a special all night patrol, obtaining valuable information about enemy movements. In the early morning of 21 September, he again located an enemy machine gun, which he single handedly bombed, killing all but one of the crew, whom he captured. Sgt Inwood returned to Australia where he was discharged on 12 December 1918.

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