Victor A. Chan

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History

Private Victor Chan enlisted with his mate Harold Barber when war was declared. A original member of the 8th Battalion, he was involved in 'famous charge’ at Gaba Tepe.[1]

Legacy

Victor Chan was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in the latter stages of the war. During the battle for Lihons, he took command of a dangerous position and, after throwing his last grenade, led his men in an 'impetuous charge' against the Germans. With bayonets fixed and 'blood-curdling yells' Victor and his men forced the enemy back meeting with apparently little resistance. The Governor-General Sir Munro Ferguson invested Victor with the medal in a formal ceremony at the Melbourne Town Hall in June 1919.[2]

The World War One service of Victor A. Chan is recognised on the Ballarat Avenue of Honour.

See also

Harold Barber

Notes

References

  1. https://www.facebook.com/GreatWarBallarat/photos/a.1435513539828250.1073741828.1415606998485571/1525522417494028/?type=3&theater, accessed 03 June 2017.
  2. https://www.facebook.com/GreatWarBallarat/photos/a.1435513539828250.1073741828.1415606998485571/1525522417494028/?type=3&theater, accessed 03 June 2017.

Further Reading

External links

https://www.facebook.com/GreatWarBallarat/photos/a.1435513539828250.1073741828.1415606998485571/1525522417494028/?type=3&theater


--Beth Kicinski 12:37, 19 June 2013 (EST)

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