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Old 06-11-12, 04:10 PM
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Default General Sir Harry Chauvel, GCMG, KCB.

One plausible explanation given that the General's actual medals are a national treasure, the court mounted group appearing on the uniform may be a set reconstructed by the museum staff. The original medals being well protected in a safe. That same staff may have established the vintage of the uniform, determined it predated the awarding of WWII medals, and decided not to include them, although in all probability he wore the uniform subsequent to the end of World War II. Just a thought. Am, however, very surprised not to see at least a DSO for Beersheba! Reading the entry for the General appearing in Wikipedia, there were unfortunately a lot of politics involved between the British Army and the Australian Military Forces occurring at the time.

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