**SOLD** FIRST WORLD WAR AUSTRALIAN MILITARY AND PAIR MEDAL GROUP
First World War Australian Military Medal and pair medal group to Bomardier Willoughby, who served with the 111th Howitzer Battery & 1st Divisional Artillery. G.V.R. Military Medal, impressed named to 2668 GNR: E. W. WILLOUGHBY. 111/HOW. BY: 11/BDE: AUST: F. A., British War Medal impressed named to 2668 BDR. E. W. WILLOUGHBY 1/D.AC. A.I.F. & Victory medal renamed to 2668 BDR. E. W. WILLOUGHBY 1/D.AC. A.I.F. Court mounted for display. Ernest William Willoughby enlisted 2nd September 1914, in Brisbane, Queensland. 11th August 1915 he is shown as wounded in action on the Gallipoli Peninsula, 9th August 1916 with the 4th Divisional Artillery Column in France, 20th April 1918 awarded the Military medal, October 1918 shown as returned from Italy to Australia. 3rd February 1919 he is discharged. The citation for his Military medal reads: ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on our position opposite DERNACOURT and ALBERT on the 5th April 1918. Whilst the Battery was under heavy shell fire and his No.1 had been killed, this gunner took over the duties of No.1 of his sub-section without any hesitation, and did his work splendidly. He showed absolute disregard for his personal safety and set a fine example to the other gunners by his prompt acceptance of the responsibilities of a No.1 in action. His action helped the Battery over a critical period when it was suffering casualties and the utmost support was required for the infantry’.
|Dimensions||20 × 10 × 5 cm|