Warrant Officer Henry Whitty, a native of Tocumwal, enlisted at Cobram 2/1/1915 and was allocated to 13th Light Horse Regiment with Regt No 509. In France he was seconded to HQ 2nd Division and later transferred to Anzac Provost Corps with the Regt No 71. He was Mentioned in Dispatches in 1918 and awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 1919. It is likely he brought the medal home as a souvenir of the war.
Small fabric covered display board holding a German Iron Cross and a paper label explaining the provenance of the medal.
Inscriptions & markings
On label "Iron Cross found in the WO Whitty collection. Brought home from France."