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Medal Group - World War I & World War II, 1914-1945, Great Britain, General Sir Edmund Herring, 1919-1945 Reg. No: NU 44580
- Group of 17 mounted Australian medals awarded to General Sir Edmund Herring.
The medal group comprises: DSO, MC, 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal 1914-1918, Victory Medal with Mentioned in Despatches oak leaf (missing on this set), 1939-45 star, Africa Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Australian War Service Medal 1939-45, King George V Jubilee Medal, Elizabeth II Coronation Medal, Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal, Efficiency Decoration, the War Cross 1940 - Greece, Distinguished Service Cross (Army) U.S.A.
Part of General Sir Edmund Herring collection. Herring served in both World Wars I and II. He earning the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Cross in World War I, and became a renowned senior officer during World War II, including commanding the New Guinea Force from September 1942. He later served for 20 years as Victoria's Chief Justice; was Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria for a record 27 years; was Chancellor of the Diocese of Melbourne; was President of the Boy Scouts' Association of Victoria for 23 years; and became President of the Australian Boy Scouts' Association.
- Group of 17 mounted Australian medals.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from General Edmund Herring
|Tagged with:||world war ii 1939-1945, world war i 1914-1918|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Military Campaigns|
|Tertiary Classification:||army campaigns|
|Obverse Description:||Group of seventeen mounted medals with ribbons.|
|Reverse Description:||Group of seventeen mounted medals affixed to black velvet section with metal pin.|
|Shape:||mounted medal group|
|Awarded To:||General Edmund Herring, Australia, 1919-1945|