Framed Photograph - Lieutenant W.T. West, MM, MC.
From the Collection of Red Cliffs Military Museum Jamieson Ave Red Cliffs Victoria
- A framed black and white photgraph of Lieutenant West in dress uniform, showing Unit Insignia (colour Flash) service ribbons.
- 22.5cmW x 27.5cmH
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- 1789 Corporal Walter Thomas West was recommended for Military Medal 13th May 1917.
Citation: For conspicous gallantry in action at the Hindenburg Line on 3rd May 1917. When he attacked with few bob=mbers an enemy post using MG fire against the right brigade. Having taken up the post he moved down the first trench and with 6 men engaged an enemy party who were resisting the 2nd attack of the tight brigade. Recommended by GOC 6th Australian Infantry Brigade.
Lieutenant Walter Thomas West was recommended for MC 21st Ocrober 1918.
During the attack on Montebrehain, east of Peronne on 5th Ocober, 1918, Lt West acted in a skilful and courageous manner when his platoon was held up by an enemy strong post, he rushed forward alone under heavy machine gun fire, threw a bomb at the post and captured the gun and crew of three.
Later his flank was being held up by a strong post manned by the German guns in cemetary. Lt. West crawled round to the right and rushed the post. One ran he killed 3 of the nemy and took 3 prisoners. The men in the other post ran off with their gun and so escaped. Throughout the day he led his platoon with skil and when the company commander was killed assumed charge and supervised the consolidation of the line with great activity and courage.
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- Photo clearly shows unit insignia, ranks pips, service and valour ribbons.
- 3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM