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), ...
ID numberP05481.003
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Print silver gelatin
MakerDuffus Bros Photographers
Place madeSouth Africa
Date madec 1901
DescriptionStudio 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.