|THE VICTORIA CROSS, DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER AND CAMPAIGN MEDALS AWARDED TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL BLAIR WARK, 32ND BN, AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE, HAVE BEEN LOANED TO THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL.|
|15 June 2019|
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|Medal entitlement of Lieutenant Colonel Blair Wark,
32nd Bn, Australian Imperial Force
|The private collector who owns the Victoria Cross awarded to Lieutenant Colonel Blair Wark, 32nd Bn, Australian Imperial Force, has now decided to loan the Blair Wark VC medal group to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. It is thought the loan will be for a period of three years.
For the award of the Victoria Cross
[ London Gazette, 26 December 1918 ], Bellicourt to Joncourt, France, 29 September to 1 October 1918, Major Blair Anderson Wark DSO, 32nd Bn, Australian Imperial Force.
For most conspicuous bravery, initiative and control during the period 29th September to 1st October 1918, in the operations against the Hindenburg Line at Bellicourt and the advance through Nauroy, Etricourt, Maguy La Fosse and Joncourt.
Blair Wark was invested with his Victoria Cross by King George V at Buckingham Palace on the 13th February 1919.
Iain Stewart, 15 June 2019