An original World War One era medal trio, comprising 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, with original ribbons. Remains of sticky tape on the reverse of all. Medals are correctly named to;
Star - 1716 PTE D. MILLER. 25/BN. A. I. F.
BWM and Vic - 1716 PTE D. MILLER. 25-BN. A. I. F.
David Miller was born in Belfast, Ireland but appears to have enlisted in Brisbane, Queensland, so presumably emigrated. He enlisted 5 June 1915 and served with the 25th Battalion Australian Imperial Force.
He came on Battalion strength on 12 October 1915 at Gallipoli. He then went to Alexandria, Cairo, Tel-el-Kebir, Abbassia and during this time became ill with pneumonia and then dysentry, then veneral disease (on several occasions...), eventually arriving back in Plymouth on 23 May 1916.
He forfitted 13 days pay soon after, for going AWOL for 13 days. The following month he was once again admitted to hospital with VD.
He arrived in France on 11 September 1916. In December of 1916 he was sentenced with Field Punishment No. 2 (he was put in handcuffs, but not affixed to an object like in FP No. 1), for again going AWOL, this time for 7 days.
He is reported on his service record as having been killed in action on the 22 April 1917, in France. CWGC confirms this and that he died aged 27 and is buried in Noreuil Australian Cemetery.
The service record shows some rather sad and persistent correspondence after his death from his brother in law, desparately trying to get hold of £10 from David's effects which he owed his sister for his stay in Sydney prior to sailing.
Medals are framed and I will try and pack the frame as best I can, but assume you are buying just the medals. No returns if the glass is smashed in transit therefore.