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    Brigadier Wilson's medals

    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.

    After 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 ​​