Service Medals Belonging to Staff Sergeant William Knox

Historical note: 

Meritious Service Medal and campaign medals from two world wars awarded to Leading Seaman, later Staff Sergeant, William Knox.

Category: 
Awards and decorations
Conflict: 
First World War
Second World War

On this day

On this day
17 January

1917 — 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, sailed for France. This was the last AFC Squadron formed in WW1 and began active service over the Western Front in the Battle of Cambrai

1945 — Battle of TSIMBA RIDGE, a strongly fortified Japanese position  in the north of Bougainville

1991 — Coalition air attacks began against Iraqi forces in IRAQ and KUWAIT, marking the beginning of the GULF WAR, which ended when Iraqi forces were driven from Kuwait