P05481.003

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number P05481.003
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Photographer Duffus Bros Photographers
Place made South Africa
Date made c 1901

Description

Studio portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) Leslie Cecil Maygar, DSO, of Dean Station, Kilmore, Vic, of the 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles who was the first Victorian to be awarded the Victoria Cross (VC), which he won at Geelhoutboom in South Africa on 23 November 1901, for rescuing a comrade under fire. Note the Australian sweetheart badge he is wearing on his hat.