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George Cartwright P01383.010.JPGOn 31 August 1918, at Road Wood, south-west of Bouchavesnes, near Peronne, France, when two companies became held up by machine gun fire, Cartwright attacked the gun alone under intense fire. He shot three of the crew, and, having bombed the post, captured the gun and nine enemy soldiers

Sydney, NSW. August 1945. Portrait of Sergeant Reginald Roy Rattey, an Australian VC winner, who was mobbed when he appeared at an Australian Comfort's Fund rally in Martin Place. 018941 | Australian War Memorial

Early studio portrait of an Australian soldier. He wears the standard Great War uniform of the Australian Army, although he has a not often seen blanket roll over his shoulder. Affixed to his Lee Enfield (SMLE) is a nice hooked quillon bayonet, probably of Lithgow manufacture.

On 4 July 1918 at Hamel Wood, France, when determined resistance was coming from an enemy strong- point which was also protected by strong wire entanglements, Private Dalziel, armed only with a revolver, attacked an enemy machine-gun. He killed or captured the entire crew and, although severely wounded in the hand, carried on until the final objective was captured. He twice went over open ground under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire to obtain ammunition and, suffering from loss of…

Sergeant George Tinsley Thompson 3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles, New Zealand Mounted Rifle Brigade, Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Mounted Division Sergeant Thompsons service number was 13/144. He was killed in action at Gallipoli in on 7 August 1915 aged 24. Presented by Mrs Margerison on 8 September 1919.

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

During fighting against the Vichy French in Syria, Australian James Gordon won the Victoria Cross for an attack on a French machine gun post.

Sergeant Ivor Rees of the 11th Battalion, South Wales Borderers, awarded the Victoria Cross for capturing a German machine gun and pillbox a...