FATHER – 866 PTE. G.F.SEAGROTT,33/AUST. INFY..........DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL (D.C.M.) GVR, 1949/18 WAR MEDAL, VICTORY MEDAL. 33/Aust:Inf: on first medal, 866 Pte G.F.Seagrott. 33 Bn. A.I.F. on second and third medals.......... DCM: LG 17/4/1917, p3694; CAG 21/8/1917, p1784. Recommendation: On the night of February 24/25th during a raid on the German trenches Private Seagrott displayed most conspicuous gallantry. While returning to our trenches, he realised that his officer 2/Lieut. W.D.McKenzie, whom he knew to be the last to leave the enemy's trench, was not coming on. Under heavy shell, rifle and Machine Gun fire, he returned alone to the enemy's wire, some distance back, and found 2/Lieut. McKenzie in a dazed condition, and the mangled body of the officer prisoner he was escorting lying beside him. Private Seagrott, who is of slight build, succeeded in bringing 2/Lieut. McKenzie back to our lines after a dangerous and arduous journey across No Man's Land which was in a very heavy condition and under heavy fire from artillery and Machine Guns. The raiding party (drawn from 33rd Battalion, A.I.F.) consisted of four Officers and 78 other ranks and entered the German trenches at Fort Ballot, C.29.c.44.26. on February 24/25th, 1917......... Father: George Frederick Seagrott, miner, age 18, born at Warialda, NSW; Enl.10Nov1915 at Inverell, NSW (Gilgai is near Inverell); Emb. 04 May1916; 27th June 1916 was charged, 'When a soldier acting as sentinel on active service sleeping at his post'; after a hearing with glowing tributes from his superiors and reasons why he caused to fall asleep while on guard duty on board ship HMAT A74, he was found guilty and sentenced to 29 days detention; awarded DCM 13Apr1917 France; WIA 23Jun1917, GSW scalp; WIA 09Apr1918, gassed; WIA 08Aug1918, GSW left leg; RTA 05Mar1919; Disch.12Jul1919; Died 12Dec1959 at Balgowlah, Sydney, NSW......... Includes an awesome printed copy of a poem written at the time by poetess, Mrs Gladys Leslie, titled 'How He Won The D.C.M.'. The poem was written to celebrate how a Gilgai Digger, Private G.F.Seagrott, won the Distinguished Conduct Medal and was published in The Inverell Times on Monday 26 April 1954, to celebrate Anzac Day........... SON No.1 – NX41824 PTE. G.B.SEAGROTT, 2/19 INFANTRY Bn. A.I.F. 1939/45 STAR, PACIFIC STAR, 1939/45 WAR MEDAL, AUSTRALIA SERVICE MEDAL. Officially impressed naming........... Pte Gordon Bruce Seagrott, born 17Aug1921 at Fairfield, NSW; Enl.04Aug1941 at Paddington, Sydney, NSW; KIA 09Feb1942 with 2/19 Infy Bn in the Battle of Singapore; Commemorated at Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore........... SON No.2 – N234236 PTE. M.V..SEAGROTT, 9th INFANTRY Bn. A.I.F....1939/45 STAR, PACIFIC STAR, 1939/45 WAR MEDAL, AUSTRALIA SERVICE MEDAL, INFANTRY FRONT LINE SERVICE MEDAL. N234236 M.V.Seagrott on first four medals, N234236 M.X. Seagrott on last medal. All medals impressed except last medal in last group which is engraved..... Pte Mervyn Veness Seagrott, greengrocer's assistant, born 08May1924 at Inverell, NSW; Enl.06May1942 at Manly, NSW in CMF; served 627 Disch.12Jun1946 ex days outside Australia in Pacific; RTA 27Apr1946 from Rabaul; 9 Infy Bn........... With Certificate of Discharge, copy of Service File and a 60th Anniversary of the end of World War II medallion 2005 For Service to Australia, in case. Very Fine condition.