Historical information

Original Military Medal awarded to Harold Pearson PREST Lance Corporal 1334 - 37th Australian Infantry Battalion
On the 4th October 1917 East of Ypres, Belgium for conspicuous gallantry in action -
After locating an enemy machine gun which was holding up the left flank, he single handed rushed the position from a flank and bombed and killed the crew of two men and captured the gun. His promptness and courage not only saved many casualties but enabled the advance to continue.


The Military Medal (MM) was a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army and other arms of the armed forces, and to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for bravery in battle on land. The award was established in 1916, with retrospective application to 1914, and was awarded to other ranks for "acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire"

Physical description

Blue velvet case with satin lining containing round metal medal with attached blue red and white striped ribbon and gold coloured plastic plaque

Inscriptions & markings

Plaque -Military Medal awarded to 1334 Lance Corporal H P Prest 37/AUST INF For Bravery in the Field