Trio: Military Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 662 PTE. (DVR on campaign medals) W. J. GARTNER 31 BN. A.I.F.
Emb. 18th May 1916
Accidently wounded (shell wound hand) 25th May 1917 at the ANZAC instructional school (field). Board of inquiry ruled it was due to the school using bad/dated munitions
Awarded Military Medal 14th May 1919 (London Gazette)
RTA 21st July 1919
Private Gartner was awarded the Military Medal near Villers Carbonnel in August 1918 whilst attending to the wounded in the open under heavy machine gun and artillery. His records go on to show a congratulatory card issued by the General Officer Commanding the 4th Army for "the conspicuous manner in which you conducted yourself on the battlefield in the face of the enemy" this is dated 2nd of October 1919. Unfortunately congratulatory cards are not always recorded and other than the letter acknowledging it (in his file) we may never know exactly what action it is for. The congratulatory card post dates the Military Medal so could be considered a second award.
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