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1914-18. Australia: Military Medal to a 28th Bn (Western Australia) Stretcher Bearer for 2nd Bullecourt. MM,GVR, impressed officially '5346 PTE. P. DRIZZIE, 28/AUST. INF.'. Peter Drizzie, resident North Perth, WA, enl 21/2/1916, 14th Reo's to 28 Bn to France from UK 4/2/1917, charged on the same day his MM was announced!) for being in an 'estaminet' after hours. Admitted to hospital suffering 'trench fever' & general debility 21/8/1917, ret to Aust & disch Perth, med unfit due to overage (he was 45) 22/1/1918. Awarded MM (per recommendation dated 12/5/1917) Lond. Gaz 9/7/1917 & Comm. Gaz 8/11/1917, No.189 : 'Stretcher bearer during the attacks on the Hindenburg Line, East of Bullecourt on the 3rd May 1917. This man showed wonderful bravery and devotion to duty. He worked all day without ceasing carrying wounded through heavy machine gun and shell fire. After the battalion was withdrawn he remained back at his own request and carried on until exhausted. He showed absolute disregard for personal safety.' On original ribbon, gVF. With copies of archive file. Entitled to BWM & Victory medals (P)
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