Military Cross awarded to General Sir Edmund Herring.
Belongs to a group of 17 mounted Australian medals awarded to General Sir Edmund Herring.
This gallantry decoration was instituted on 31 December 1914 for captains, lieutenants and warrant officers in the Army (extended to majors in 1931 and to all ranks in 1993).
The medal group comprises: DSO, MC, 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal 1914-1918, Victory Medal with Mentioned in Despatches oak leaf (missing on this set), 1939-45 star, Africa Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Australian War Service Medal 1939-45, King George V Jubilee Medal, Elizabeth II Coronation Medal, Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal, Efficiency Decoration, the War Cross 1940 - Greece, Distinguished Service Cross (Army) U.S.A.
Part of General Sir Edmund Herring collection. Herring served in both World Wars I and II. He earning the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Cross in World War I, and became a renowned senior officer during World War II, including commanding the New Guinea Force from September 1942. He later served for 20 years as Victoria's Chief Justice; was Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria for a record 27 years; was Chancellor of the Diocese of Melbourne; was President of the Boy Scouts' Association of Victoria for 23 years; and became President of the Australian Boy Scouts' Association.
A silver cross with arms terminating in broad finials decorated with imperial crowns suspended by a loop to a plain suspension bar and white ribbon with broad central purple stripe. At the centre of the cross, the Royal cypher GRI (Geroge King and Emperor). The reverse is plain (as issued)
A silver cross with arms terminating in broad finials decorated with imperial crowns suspended by a loop to a plain suspension bar and white ribbon with broad central purple stripe. At the centre of the cross, the Royal cypher GRI (Geroge King and Emperor).
Donation from General Edmund (Ned) F. Herring, Dame Mary R. Herring, Dr Mary C. Longfield, by May 1988
GRI (George King and Emperor)
Type of item
43 mm (Width), 90 mm (Height)
Military Cross only.
mounted medal group
References: Australian War Memorial website: [Link 1]