Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Forgotten Heroes - Private Roy Inwood. V.C.


Private Roy Inwood, 10th Battalion, Victoria Cross action at Polygon Wood, near Ypres.

Roy Inwood, like many other fellow miners from Broken Hill, in far western New South Wales, enlisted in South Australia in the 10th Battalion. He served on Gallipoli before being sent to France, where his brother serving in the same battalion was killed at Pozières.

During the battle of Menin Road, near Polygon Wood, on 19-22 September 1917, Inwood attacked enemy strongpoints, capturing machine-guns and prisoners. Already a skilful scout, during the night he also went out with a patrol and gathered useful information.

In 1918 Inwood returned to Australia to help with recruiting. He served again in the Second World War.

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