Identity Discs of Corporal Mervyn Hall,DCM, 2/16th Infantry Battalion11 November 2012
The Army Museum has in its Second World War Gallery the identity discs belonging to Corporal Mervyn Hall, DCM, WX14757 of the 2nd/16th Australian Infantry Battalion, AIF. Corporal Hall was wounded after his unit's attack on 'the Pimple' at Shaggy Ridge, New Guinea in late December 1943. During the action Hall had single-handedly attacked and wiped out a Japanese pillbox, enabling his platoon to gain a foothold on the ridge. For this act of outstanding bravery he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) . This medal is also on display viagra quebec canada.