Set of four mounted medals, including DCM.

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Description
Set of four WW1 medals, including Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Classification
CH classification NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Military Medals ww1
Measurements
L132 x W96 x H10 mm
Media/Materials description
Silk, bronze, silver.
Signature/Marks
652 PTE E.G.HOPE 26 / AUST: INF
PTE E.G.HOPE \ 26/BN .A.I.F.
FOR DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT IN THE FIELD
1914–15
GEORGIVS V BRITT OMN REX ET IND IMP.
GEORGIVS V BRITT OMN REX ET IND IMP.
THE GREAT \ WAR FOR \ CIVILISATION \ 1914-1919
History and use
These medals were awarded to Edward Gilchrist Hope for service during World War 1 (WW1). The Distinguished Conduct Medal was awarded for Hope's actions near Peronne, France, on 29 August 1918: ”In the attack near Peronne on the 29th August, 1918, he rushed three enemy machine-gun positions single-handed, putting them out of action, and killing or capturing the crews. Later his company advanced through a heavy artillery barrage and suffered heavy casualties. Although wounded, he took up a position within 100 yards of the enemy and beat down their fire with his Lewis gun.”

Hope’s medals were donated along with personal items, including some with bullet holes that were understood to have been in Hope’s backpack when he came under fire.
Registration number
N7308

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