Thanks to a comment, I have corrected the listing of my great grandfather’s medals.
The link below for “a different meaning” is broken. Here is the correct link.
I need to find and correct all broken links
In the index of the the second volume of the official history of the Australian Army Medical Service in the war of 1914-18, which I referred to in my recent post on No. 1 Australian General Hospital at Rouen, I noticed that my great grandfather was referred to as DE CRESPIGNY, Col. C. T. Champion (D.S.O., V.D., A.A.M.C.). I knew about the D.S.O. awarded in 1917 for distinguished service in the field and I knew that A.A.M.C. stood for Australian Army Medical Corps but I had not come across an award of V.D. To me the initials had a different meaning.
The Volunteer Officers’ Decoration (V.D.) was instituted in 1892 to reward the “long and meritorious services of Officers of proved capacity in Our Volunteer Force” in Great Britain. In 1894 the decoration was extended to include commissioned officers of all Volunteer Forces throughout the British…
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