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Auction 128  23-25 Nov 2021
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Lot 3337

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Estimate: 45 000 AUD
Price realized: 48 000 AUD

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DCM and Bar Group of Five: Distinguished Conduct Medal (GVR) with Bar; 1914-15 Star; British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19 with MID; French Croix de Guerre with Palme. 122 Pte C.P.Green. 10/AUS:I.F., on first medal, 122 Pte C.P.Green 10/Bn. A.I.F. on second medal, Lieut C.P.Green. A.I.F., on third and fourth medals. First to fourth medals impressed, last medal unnamed. Mounted as worn, a very important group with a bravery award for the Gallipoli landing, very fine.

DCM: LG 6/9/1915, p8852; CAG 30/12/1915, p3223.

DCM Citation: 'For conspicuous gallantry on the 25th April, 1915, during the landing at Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles). He had reached shelter on the beach, when he saw a wounded man struggling in the surf, which was under heavy fire. Without hesitation he turned back, reached the man in the water, and brought him successfully to shore and subsequently to a place of shelter.'

MID: LG 5/8/1915, p7668; CAG 28/10/p2737

MID Recommendation: 10th Battalion, 122 Private Greene (see note), C.P. - On 25th April, when landing under a heavy fire he noticed one of his comrades wounded and struggling in the water. He returned and brought the wounded man to shore. (Reported by Lieut.-Colonel S.Price Weir)

(Note: The name Green and Greene have been used on various documents in the soldier's Service File but on his Attestation Paper to Enlist his name is recorded as Green.)

The bar to the DCM and the French Croix de Guerre with Palme have not been confirmed.

Cyril Patrick Green, age 25, born Adelaide, Sth Aust; Previously served 7 yrs in Imperial Navy; Enl.17Aug1914 at Morphettville, Sth Aust; Emb.20Oct1914 Adelaide; WIA GSW 25/29Apr1915 Gallipoli; Mentioned in Army Corps Orders 29Jun1915 for acts of conspicuous gallantry or valuable service during the period from 25th April to 5th May 1915; Appointed 2nd Lieut 26Aug1916; Lieut 09Dec1916; to France 04Jul1917; TOS 50Bn 05Jul1917; Trf to 51Bn 07Nov1918; RTA.07Nov1919; Appointment terminated 13Jan1920.

With copy of Service Record.

Ex Tom Hanley Collection, Noble Numismatics Sale 87 (lot 5071).

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