Pair: 1914/15 Star and British War medal (missing Victory medal). Both correctly impressed to 2068 PTE F. A. ROOKE 14/BN AIF
Emb. 17 April 1915
12th August 1915 Pte Rooke is taken off the Peninsular with "Septic hands" after Lone Pine and is classed as "Mental"
RTA 13 December 1915 and discharge for mental reasons
"every one was in the last stage of exhaustion. Some had not had any sleep since they left reserve gully two days previously. Half of the personnel of the Battalion was killed, wounded or missing" The history of the Fourteenth Battalion A.I.F. by Wanliss
This soldier was one of "Jacka's Mob" who obviously suffered greatly during the heavy fighting at Lone Pine.
Important note; Victory Medal was returned to sender and never re-issued.
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