Lot 5185: Orders, Decorations and Medals - Aust. Groups

Noble Numismatics Pty Ltd

April 20, 2018
Sydney, Australia

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Description: Family Group: Father. Trio: British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19; Territorial Decoration (GVR) with Australia brooch bar. T-Major. R.G.Woods. A.I.F. on first two medals, Lieut/Col. R.G.Woods. 7/21 L.H.Regt. on last medal. First two medals impressed, last medal engraved.; Mother. Pair: British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19. Sister M.I.Crawford. A.I.F. Both medals impressed.; Son. Group of Four: 1939-45 Star; Pacific Star; War Medal 1939-45; Australia Service Medal 1939-45. First two medals unnamed, 439677 D R Woods on last two medals. Named medals impressed. Three groups, the first two groups swing mounted, some ribbons damaged, otherwise very fine - good very fine.

Together with the following;

1. Swing mounted matching miniatures for first group; a Returned from Active Service badge no.152929; and an oxidised Rising Sun collar badge.

2. Swing mounted matching miniatures for second group; a Returned from Active Service badge no.246941; an embroidered Australian Army Nursing Service badge; a small silvered pin-back Rising Sun badge; an Australian Army Nursing Service AIF 1916 enamel badge no.715 in 9ct gold (6.28g; 27mm), reverse inscribed, 'Australia's Appreciation; also a tribute fob in 9ct gold (10.86; 33x41mm), reverse inscribed, 'Pres. By/Ellalong Patriotic/&/Welcome Home Commte/To/Sister M.I.Crawford/A.A.N.S/enlisted 1' Aug '16'.

3. A swing mounted trio of miniatures including 1939-45 Star, War Medal 1939-45, Australia Service Medal 1939-45; a gilt RAAF Airman's hat badge.

ED: CAG No.97 10/12/1936, p2229, to Lt-Col R.G.Woods 7/21LHR.

Father: Robert Grieve Woods, medical practitioner (also Honorary Medical Officer at Albury Public Hospital), age 24, born at Albury, NSW; Applied for commission in AAMC AIF 29Dec1915 with 3 « years in Senior Cadets and 2 years in Melbourne University Rifles; to Captain 01Mar1916; Emb.16Mar1916; TOS 2LHFAmb 11Sep1916; temp attch'd to 3LHFAmb; rejoined unit 15Aug1916; TOS 14 Aust Gen Hosp 02Jul1917; to Aust Mtd Div 14Oct1917; to School of Instruction at Moascar 17Feb1918; rejoined unit 11Mar1918; sick to hospital 17-28May1918; to HQs Anzac Mtd Div 24Jun1918; to 3LHFAmb 30Jul1918; to AIF Hqs Cairo 28-30Aug1918; to 3LHFAmb 08Sep1918; to AIF HQs Cairo 13Jan1919; to T/Major 14Feb1919; to hospital 20Mar1919 with malaria (previous attacks Oct1918, Jan1919); RTA 29Apr1919; Appointment terminated 26Jul1919; served with reserves post war; to Lt-Colonel 01Sep1934; to 7LHR 03Dec1935; to 7/21LHR Penrith 01Oct1936; to 7LHR 01Jul1937; CO 7LHR 01Sep1937; to Reserve of Officers 01Feb1940; Honorary Colonel on Retired List 13Jul1951; Died 27May1968.

Mother: Minnie Isobel Crawford, trained nurse, age 25, born at Ellalong, NSW; Enl.15Aug1916 at Sydney, NSW; Emb.09Dec1916 to Suez and 14 Aust Gen Hosp; to 27 Aust Gen Hosp 18Sep1917; RTA 29Apr1919; Disch.19Jul1919.

Son: David Robert Woods, student, age 18, born at Goulburn, NSW; Enl.15Jul1943 in RAAF and to 3 Initial Training School; to Leading Aircraftman 09Oct1943; to 5 Elementary Flying Training School, Narromine, NSW 14Oct1943; to RAAF Bradfield Park, NSW 03Dec1943; to 1 Air Observer School, Evans Head, NSW 06Mar1944; Pilot Officer Navigator 18Aug1944; to 67 Sqn 04Dec1944 and ops in South West Pacific Area; to 1 Operational Training Unit 04Apr1945 for Beaufort training; to 32Sqn 28Jun1945; to 33Sqn 24Oct1945; Disch.08Mar1946.

Robert Grieve Woods and Minnie Isobel Crawford were married at St James' Church of England, King Street, Sydney by Rev. Canon P.A.Micklem on 30 August 1920. In the same year Dr R.G.Woods commenced a medical practice at 'Newhaven' Bourke Street, Goulburn. Their son David Robert Woods was born at their residence, 'Kantara', Goulburn on 29 December 1924.

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