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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 51, December 17, 2006, Article 31

BERNARD GORDON VICTORIA CROSS DONATED TO AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports that "A Victoria
Cross (VC) medal auctioned in Sydney last month has been handed over
to the Australian War Memorial for public display.

"A mystery buyer paid nearly $500,000 for the rare medallion, which
was awarded to Lance Corporal Bernard Gordon for bravery in France
in 1918.

"He went and captured a machine gun and a group of men and he then
realised that the German positions proceeded further beyond that,
so he went back onwards into the woods and captured a further five
machine guns and about 60 Germans single-handed."

"Mr Fletcher says this latest donation brings the memorial's VC
display to 61 medals."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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