This group of 11 medals in a
black enamel presentation box were awarded to highly decorated veteran, Old Boy
Brigadier General Lachlan Chisholm
Wilson (BGS 1885-1887), CB CMG DSO
CdeG between 1901 and 1937. He served in the Boer War, and in the First World
War at Gallipoli from May 1915 until evacuation with the 5th Light
Horse, succeeding Hubert Harris as commander.
Wilson was awarded CB and CMG (awarded for
services in action, and ‘military exploits’), the Distinguished Service Order
and the French Croix de Guerre, and was mentioned in dispatches six times.
the war, Wilson was aide-de-camp to the Governor-General in 1923-27 and
commanded the 11th Infantry Brigade in 1925-29. He was commander, 1st Cavalry
Brigade in 1929-31, and State commandant for Queensland