172 ‘Buck’ Weatherilt – DCM, MID

1912 Percy Weatherilt
1912 Percy  ” Buck” Weatherilt

 

Percy Weatherilt, or better known as “Buck”,  was a motor cycle racing champion in the pioneering days of racing in England.

He travelled to Australia in 1913 and pursued motor cycle racing in New South Wales and by early 1914 had become the  NSW State Champion.

He was preparing to compete in the first official Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix to be held in October 1914.

His racing career was suddenly interrupted……...Read More

 

 

 

 

 

Captain Gordon Wilson – MC, AFC, DCM, MID

 

Gordon Wilson photo 2

110 Gordon Campbell Wilson

“Of the many decorated members of the Australian Flying Corps only one , Capt G.C. Wilson had the the great distinction of having been awarded the Military Cross, Air Force Cross, Distinguished Conduct Medal, and Mentioned in Despatches.

The combination of decorations is unique to an Australian and is not known to any other member of the British or Commonwealth Forces.” Author Rex Clark – Military Historical Society of Australia.

Before this… 19 year old Gordon “Skipper” Wilson was a SAPPER ………………Read More