An Australian Father & Son Second War Medal Bar Pair
An Australian Father & Son Second War Medal Bar Pair; Group of Four to Sergeant Harry Edwin Winter: British War Medal (2145 Sjt H.E. WINTER. 32 BN. A.I.F.); Victory Medal (2145 SGT. H.E. WINTER 32 BN. A.I.F.); War Medal 1939-1945 (S213550 H.E. WINTER); and Australian Service Medal 1939-1945 (S213550 H.E. WINTER). Group of Five to Private Frank Winter: 1939-1945 Star (SX25275 F. WINTER); Pacific Star (SX25275 F. WINTER); Defence Medal (SX25275 F. WINTER); War Medal 1939-1945 (SX25275 F. WINTER); and Australian Service Medal (SX25275 F. WINTER). Naming is officially impressed on both sets. Each group is court-mounted with a swing bar pinback, as worn by the veterans, original ribbon, light contact, near extremely fine. Accompanied by copies of Harry Edwin Winter's First World War Attestation Paper, Service Records, Medal Award Roll and correspondence regarding a replacement Discharge Certificate, along with assorted research papers on both father and son. Footnote: Harry Edwin Winter was born on December 12, 1888 in Goodwood, South Australia. He was a resident of Port Clinton, South Australia when he signed his Attestation Paper as a Private with the Australian Imperial Force at Adelaide, South Australia, on August 26, 1915, at the age of 26, naming his next-of-kin as his mother, Mrs. Jane Winter of Port Clinton, stating that he had no previous military service, that he had been previously rejected for military service "on account (of) teeth", that he was not married and that his trade was that of Artist. He was accepted into service on September 1, 1915, embarking Australia on February 7, 1916 aboard H.M.T. Miltiades, arriving in the Suez on March 11th. He was taken on strength of the 32nd Battalion at Duntroon Plateau on April 1st and embarked to join the British Expeditionary Force at Alexandria on June 17th. He entered the French theatre on September 3, 1916, joining the 39th Battalion, named Temporary Corporal on February 9, 1917 and Sergeant on March 28, 1918. He was hospitalized for various ailments throughout his military service, including diarrhea and influenza, among others, with his last discharge from hospital coming on December 24, 1918. He left for England, disembarking at Folkestone on February 18, 1919 and was granted leave from February 19th to June 19th, in order to attend the London School of Art as an Art Student. Upon his return from leave, he was transferred to the 32nd Battalion on June 19, 1919, returned to Australia on July 1, 1919 aboard H.M.T. Frankfurt and was discharged from service on October 10, 1919. For his First World War service, Sergeant Harry Edwin Winter was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. Twenty years and four months later, Winter enlisted for Second World War service as a Sergeant (S213550) on February 22, 1940 at Woodside, South Australia, naming his next-of-kin as his wife, Alice Winter and served with the 22nd Lines of Communication Salvage Section for eight years, before being discharged on February 27, 1948. For his Second World War service, Sergeant Harry Edwin Winter was awarded the War Medal 1939-1945 and the Australian Service Medal. His son, Frank Winter, was born on July 16, 1921 in Richmond, South Australia. The younger Winter enlisted for Second World War service as a Private (SX25275) with the Australian Army, on August 19, 1942 in Richmond, South Australia. He was assigned to the 27th Australian Infantry Battalion (South Australian Scottish). The Battalion was called up for protective duties in South Australia and held regular training camps. Two days after Japan entered the war in 1941, the Battalion was mobilized and travelled to Darwin, Northern Territory. Based at Winnellie, the Battalion worked on defensive positions at various locations and received its first taste of action in Darwin, with the Japanese bombings of the town in 1942. The Battalion also saw action in New Guinea during the war. Private Frank Winter was discharged from service on March 22, 1946. For his Second World War service, he was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the Pacific Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal 1939-1945 and the Australian Service Medal.