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
23 September

1942 — GEN T. Blamey is appointed Commander in Chief Allied land forces in the Pacific

1942 — HMAS VOYAGER ran aground in BETANO BAY, Timor while landing 2/4 Independent Company. The ship was subsequently scuttled to prevent it falling into enemy hands

1943 — HMAS AUSTRALIA is involved in the Battle of DAKAR, West Africa. This battle was against Vichy French forces

1969 — Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving Team 3 is awarded USN Meritorious Unit Commendation for conspicuous service in Vietnam