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Talking Shop: Ballarat in Business and City Life at Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

27 Jun 2019

Curated By

Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

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Replica Medals - WW1 & WW11 Medals Awarded to Nathaniel Barclay

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

WW1 - Distinguished Conduct Medal 1914/15 Star 1914/18 British War Medal Victory Medal WW11 - 1939/45 British War Medal Australian Service Medal 1939/45 All medals with associated coloured ribbons. These are replica medals made in the exact metals as the originals. Also in display is a record of War Service which can be found in the narrative.

Historical information

Born 5th October 1895 in Adavoyle, United Kindom Occupation Grocer and later horticulturalist Married after WW1- Wife - Daisy Florence Barclay World War One Staff Sergeant Regimental Number 2139 Enlisted AIF in Melbourne 29th December 1914, having previously served 3 months with the Ulster Volunteers and to camp Broadmeadows, to depot Battalion 29th December 1914. Embarked from Melbourne for the middle East with 3rd reinforcement group for the 5th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 25th February 1915 per transport 'Runic'. Disembarked Alexandria and to camp Heliopolis, Egypt. Operation Gallipoli from 5th May 1915 with 5th Battalion. Sick with dental problems 2nd Field Ambulance 17th September 1915. To hospital Lemnos 20th December 1915. To Alexandria hospital with pluerisy 12th January 1916. Returned to Australia with enteric per 'Nestor' 9th February 1916.To duty Broadmeadows 4th April 1916. Wmbarked with 4th reinforcements group for the 58th Battalion, 15th Brigade per transport 'Themistocles' 1st August 1916 Returned to England 14th September 1916. Operations France and Flanders from 6th December 1916. To 59th Battalion 29th December 1916. To 5th Division Infantry School 18th February to 28th March 1917 as Lance Corporal. Corporal 7th April 1917. Sergeant 2nd May 1917. To 3rd Southern General Hospital Oxford 4th October 1917. Returned to Melbourne per Transport 'Persic' 12th February 1918. Discharged 14th March 1918. Second World War. Regimental Number V5571 Emlisted in the Australian Military Forces in Royal Park, Melbourne 22nd August 1940 and to 2nd Infantry Training Battalion, Fyansford. Staff Sergeant 24th August 1940. To 2/14th Training Battalion Wangaratta 11th October 1940. To 2/23rd Training Battalion, Wangaratta 18th October, 1940.To Southern Command Training School 26th May 1941.to Camp Bonegilla 15th May 1942. To Camp Caulfield 11th November 1942. Discharged to Reserve Occupation 19th November 1942. Remarks. Awarded 1915-15 Star, British War Medal, and Victory Medal 1914-1919 Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal as Lance Corporal vide London Gazette 30111 of 31st July 1918. Citation for action on 9th July 1917 during the third Battle of Ypres reads- " For conspicous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rendered invaluable service during operation in carrying important messsages through heavy fire" Awarded War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45 in 1951. Described as 71.5inches tall, medium complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. He died 11th September 1962.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Framed Photograph - Lieutenant W.T. West, MM, MC.

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

A framed black and white photgraph of Lieutenant West in dress uniform, showing Unit Insignia (colour Flash) service ribbons.

Historical information

1789 Corporal Walter Thomas West was recommended for Military Medal 13th May 1917. Citation: For conspicous gallantry in action at the Hindenburg Line on 3rd May 1917. When he attacked with few bob=mbers an enemy post using MG fire against the right brigade. Having taken up the post he moved down the first trench and with 6 men engaged an enemy party who were resisting the 2nd attack of the tight brigade. Recommended by GOC 6th Australian Infantry Brigade. Lieutenant Walter Thomas West was recommended for MC 21st Ocrober 1918. Citation: During the attack on Montebrehain, east of Peronne on 5th Ocober, 1918, Lt West acted in a skilful and courageous manner when his platoon was held up by an enemy strong post, he rushed forward alone under heavy machine gun fire, threw a bomb at the post and captured the gun and crew of three. Later his flank was being held up by a strong post manned by the German guns in cemetary. Lt. West crawled round to the right and rushed the post. One ran he killed 3 of the nemy and took 3 prisoners. The men in the other post ran off with their gun and so escaped. Throughout the day he led his platoon with skil and when the company commander was killed assumed charge and supervised the consolidation of the line with great activity and courage.

Inscriptions & Markings

Photo clearly shows unit insignia, ranks pips, service and valour ribbons.

Framed Document - Officers Mess Bill for Lieutenant I.A. O'Connell 2-27th Punjabis 1919

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

An original Mess Bill for the Officers Mess of the 2nd 27th Punjabis Regiment, 30th September 1919. Framed in a wooden frame with additional informayion on I.A. O'Donnell and family inside frame.

Historical information

Provides an itemised account of mess charges and credits, eg. credit Bridge winnings

Inscriptions & Markings

Full listing of bill, Signature and date of mess president

Framed Photograph - Sargent W.T. West 24th Battlion A.I.F. 1914-1918

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

A framed balck and white photograph of Sargent W.T. West, cleaning his rifle infront of his tent, the photo clearly shows his rank insignis and uniform and hat details, as well as his Lee Enfield rifle.

Historical information

A plaque beside the photograph tells us it was taken on Hill 60, Galipolli. It also states that Sargent West returned with a seed from pines at Lone Pine and from that seed the Pine at the Cenotaph in Barclay Square Red Cliffs grew.

Certificate - Rank Promotion

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

Official Royal Document Certificate possibly done by caligrapher in old English script,signed by King George V, and a signature which is not decipherable.

Historical information

This is another of the documents held within a frame 90.5cm X 66.5cm, covered by no-reflective glass of the Walter Thomas West Collection.

Inscriptions & Markings

Top Left hand Corner: George R.I. (Signature of King George V). Main Face of Certificate: 13 George, by the Grace of God of the united Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the seas. King Defender of the Faith Emporer of India etc. To our Trusty and well Beloved Walter Thomas West MM Greetings We reposing a special trust and confidence in your Loyalty, Courage and good conduct do by these presents constitute and appoint you to be an Officer in our land forces from the twenty - ninth day of November 1917. You are therefore carefully and diigently to discharge your duty as such in the Rank of Second Lieutenant or in such a higher Rank as we may from time to time hereafter be pleased to promote or Appoint you to, of which notification will be made in the London Gazette, and you are at all times to exercise and well discipline in arms both the inferior Officers and men serving under you and use your best endeavours to keep them in good order and disipline. And we do hereby command them to obey you as their superior Officer and you to observe and follow such orders and directions as from time to time you shall receive from us or any of your superior Officers according to the rules and discipline of war in persuance of the trust here by reposed in you. Given at our court at Saint James's the Third Day of May 1918 in the eighth year of our reign. By His Majesty's Command Signature Undecipheral Bottom Left hand corner Walter West MM Second Lieutenant Land Forces

Certificate - Award Certificate - MC , Walter Thomas West

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

Certificate with English Coat of Arms

Historical information

This document is another of the 5 contained in a frame called the West Collection

Inscriptions & Markings

Top of Page: English Coat of Arms To Lieutenant W.T. West, MM., 6th March 1919 Australian Imperial Force I congratulate you on the gallantry and devotion to duty for which you have been awarded, The Military Cross. Signed Commanding Fourth Army

unframed photo - 815 Sgt Carroll William E.

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

The photo is part of a framed display with a platoon photo, brief history and letter from Sargent Carroll to his Aunt, dated 31st December 1916. The letter was written while Sargent Carroll was hospitalised in Cairo. Silver metal frame.

Historical information

A copy of the original letter from Sgt. Carroll tells of some of the hardships endured at Gallipoli in clear but matter of fact tone. The brief life history lists his locations on the Western Front through to the end of the War.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Copy of a letter - Letter to Walter West from W.H. Birdwood

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

copy of typed letter to Walter West from W.H. Birdwood

Historical information

Sent by W.H. Birdwood but no signature. This is another of 5 documents in a large frame called the West Collection

Inscriptions & Markings

Top left corner: Copy. Top right Australian Imperial Force 130 Horseferry Road, Westminster, S.W.1 19th April, 1919 Dear West, I send you my heartiest congratulations on the award to you of the Military Cross, of which I have only now been informed; in recognition of your very good and gallant work in our operations at Montbregain on 5th October last. When your platoon was held up by heavy fire from a strong post, you most gallantly rushed forwatd alone, and bombing the position captures the gun and crew. Later, when your flank could not make progress owing to fire from a post containing two machine guns, you crawled round to the right, and rushed this post, which you captured with one of the guns, killing three and taking another three of the garrison prisoners. On your company commander becoming casualty, you took command, and consolidated the line with good judgment and ability. throughout you displayed courage, initiative and determination of a very high order. I am indeed pleased that your splendid work has been recognised in this way. with kindest regards and good wishes to you for the future. Yours sincerely. W. H. Birdwood

Certificate - Commendation notice for Military Medal

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

Photocopy of original dispatch notice for Military Medal to No 1272 BDR J. Moore, 13th F.A.B.

Historical information

Associated with BDR. Joseph Moore grouped framed certificates

Inscriptions & Markings

No 1272, BDR. J. Moore, 13th F.A.B./ On 24th April, 1918 whilst the 51st Battery was/ in acrion N.E. of Cordie it was subjected to a very heavy hostile/ bombardment of H.E. and gas shells. This N.C.O.'s duries as a/ specialist required the maintenance of communications between the/ Battery an C.P. The line was frequently cut and required several/ trips, all of which took some considerable time. The whole area/ was very heavily shelled as was the vicinity of the C.P. and this/ N.C.O.'s tasks were performed under heavy shell fire ar great/ personel risk. Throughout the periods Bdr. Moore displayed great/ coolness and total disregard of personal danger thus setting a/ splendid example

Certificate - Commendation Military Medal Award

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

Photocopy of original certificate for Military Medal award to No 1272 Gunner J. Moore

Historical information

Contained in a frame with 3 other certificates associated to J. Moore

Inscriptions & Markings

Coat of Arms on Top of page/ dated 8th June 1918/ To No1272 Gunner (a/Bombadier) J. Moore, Australian Field Artillery. I congratulate you on the gallant act by which you have won the Military Medal./Rawlinsom, Commanding Fourth Army.

Certificate - Certificate of Discharge Bdr. J, Moore

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

Photocopy of original Discharge Cetificate on grounds of medical unfitness

Historical information

Certificate of Discharge No 1272 rank; Bombadier Moore Joseph - Served Three years 331 days; Service Abroad - Three years 155 days. Medals Military Medal/ Discharged Keswick Barracks Adelaide./ Part of Framed display of Certificates for Joseph Moore

Inscriptions & Markings

top right hand corner: R10325/ Issued with Silver badge No 45908, signature of Secretary of State for War, 5th May 1919. Discharged: Medical unfitness due to gunshot wound right thigh whilst on active service.

Certificate - Despatch Notice

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

Photocopy of original certificate of despatch

Historical information

Is one of 4 certificates framed together in a frame 55cm W x 55cm H belonging to Bdr. Joesph Moore.

Inscriptions & Markings

The War of 1914-1918/ Australian Imperial Force/ 1272 Gnr. (A.Bomdr.) J. Moore, 51st By Field Artilery./ was mentioned in a despatch from/Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig. KT., G.C.B., G.C.V.O., K.C.J.E./ dated 7th April 1918/ for gallant and distinguished services in the Field/ I have it in Command from the King to record His Majesty's/ high aprreciation of the services rendered. (indecipherable signature)/ Secretary of State for War.

Shaving Mirror - Steel Shaving mirror and Case

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

Stainless steel shaving mirror, bottom section damaged heavily on lower end.Case is canvas and leatherette, stitched om two sides, stitching going. Both mirror and case damaged from bullet.

Historical information

This is part of the F. W. Tickle Collection. Case and mirror has bullet damage

Inscriptions & Markings

On Case: 'Gift from the /Australian/Comforts Fund'

Ammunition Box

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

Wooden ammunition box with rope and timber carry handles. 2 u shaped metal closing clips secured by a split pin. The wood lid is hinged with 2 webbing strips. The inside has yellow felt padding and provision for wood dividers (missing)

Inscriptions & Markings

upper side of box has "S8" embossed. No other markings

Badge - Rising Sun lapel/hat badge

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

Smaller style rising sun hat badge or lapel badge that belonged to Lt. Frank William Tickle

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

Enamel Badge - Original R.S.L. lapel Badge

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

A lapel badge of the Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia. Very similar in shape to current R.S.L. Badge but twice the size, provision is made at the top of the badge for a crown clip (removable) with a date showing membership year. Blue, white and red enamel on brass.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sailors and Soldiers League Australia

Portrait - Pen & Ink Portrait

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

A pen & Ink portrait of Nathaniel Barclay executed by A.F. Crouch 1952. It is in a glass fronted brown wooden frame. Signed bt A.F. Crouch 1952

Inscriptions & Markings

Nathaniel Barclay; DCM; MLA/Life member of the Red Cliffs Sub-Branch R.S.S.A.I.L.A./ Past president 1938-39-40-41-44-45-46./ Presented by A.F. Crouch

Document - Obituary

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

Type written obituary, presumably used when Walter West,MC,MM, died.

Historical information

Attached to his R.S.L. Membership Card along with the funeral notice, is a subsequent newspaper article written at the time of Walter West's death, which reads: Death of Pioneer Settler/ A pioneer settler of/ the Red Cliffs irigation/ district and one of the/ last men to be evacuated/ from Gallipoli, died sud/denly on Saturday night/ aged 84./ In 1922 Mr. Watler Thomas/ West came to Red Cliffs/ where he established Block/ 86 in the irrigation district./ He lived there until his/ death on Saturday after playing bowls at the Red/ Cliffs rinks on Saturday/ afternoon./ Mr. West was born in Jeparit and served with the/ 24th Battalion in Egypt and/ Gallipoli./ He was awarded the Mili/tary Medal in France in/ 1917 and the Military Cross/ in 1918 when he captured/ single handed an enemy/ machine gun post./ He settled at Red Cliffs/ on his return when the/ area was placed under irri-/gation./ For 25 years he operated/ a unique partnership with/ the late Mr. Martin Nippe, his adjoining property/ owner. The pair pooled their/ horticultural equipment for/ joint use./ Mr. West joined Mildura/ Legacy in 1942 and was an/ active member until his/ death./ The funeral will be held at the United Church, Red/ Cliffs this morning at 10.30

Inscriptions & Markings

Walter West MC,MM/ Red Cliffs residents were saddened to learn of the sudden passing on Saturday last/ of Walter Thomas West MC,MM., a Pioneer/settler and well respected citizen./ "Wal" as he was affectionately known, was/ born at Dandenong some 84years ago./ He served with distinction in World War 1/ with 24th Battalion. He was an original ANZAC, and also saw service in/ Egypt and France. He received two awards for gallantry in the field - The Military/ Medal in France 1917 and the Military Cross in France/ in 1918 when he was responsible for the/ single handed capture of an enemy gun and crew./ He was an original soldier settler and developed/ his fruit block in Red Cliffs which is still/ operated by his son Tom. In 1922 he/ became an original Trustie of the Methodist/Church and was the last surviving original/ Trustie. He served on the Board of/ directors of the Red Cliffs Co-Operative Co.Ltd/ from 1954 to 1967, and was Chairman of Directors/ in 1963 and 1964. He showed a keen interest/ in youth activities and some excellent cricketers/ were produced as a result of his coaching of/ the Methodist Junior Cricket Team. He was an/ active and keen member of Mildura Legacy/ for 34 years, serving as President in 1947 and 1948./ He was secretary of the Cemetary Trust for many years, served on the Hospital Committee/ was a member of Memorial Lodge, a member of Red Cliffs Senior Citizens Club and a /member of Red Cliffs Sub-Branch R.S.L. since / it's inception./ He was a keen member of the Red Cliffs/ Bowling Club and took part in a club event on/ the day of his passing./ It was the pioneer settler and men with ability/ and initiative of Walter West that brought/ out the Community Spirit which resulted in/ the Red Cliffs we know today.

Framed Photo - Barclay Memorial Sculpture

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

A framed photo of a Memorial Sculpture to honour Nathaniel Barclay, which is located in Barclay Square, Red Cliffs. The sculpture was designed by Heather McClumpha, a student of Red Cliffs High School 1965. The phot is in an ornate scrolled (scrolling made from plaster of paris) frame which is slightly damaged.

Historical information

Heather McClumpha is now Mrs. Newton Hunt

Inscriptions & Markings

Top: The Barclay Memorial/ Barclay Square. Under photo: To honour Cr. Nathaniel Barclay, DCM, MLA, J.P.,/ Designed by Heather McClumpha,/ a student of Red Cliffs High School, 1965.

Photo - Group of troops including Sgt, Wiiliam Carroll 815 in Europe

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

Black and white photo of Australian troops in Europe during the Great War. Sgt Carroll is on the far left front row as you view the photo and marked with a x at his feet.

Historical information

This photo is part of a collection of Sgt. William Carroll.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Document - Life history of Sgt. William Carroll

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

A brief written life history from birth to death of William Carroll service Number 815. As written by a member of Red Cliffs R.S.L. in consultation with the family.

Historical information

This short history is in a display of photos and a copy of a letter written home by Sgt Carroll to his Aunt.

Inscriptions & Markings

Born in Wangaratta in 1891, was a drover and boundary rider in Queensland when enlisted.Sgt. Carroll was one of the original members of the 21st Battalion, 6th Brigade, 1st AIF, which was formed at Broadmeadows early 1915. The battalion embarked from Melbourne on the Uylsses on the 8th May 1915 enroute to the Middle East. Saw action Middle East> Gallipoli>Middle East to reform and reorganise > Western Front> Somme> Bullecourt> Ypres> Somme> Mont St. Quentin> Villiers Bretonneux> Hamel Mutiny./ Sgt. Carroll was twice wounded in action (at Fluers and Broondseinde)and was recommended for the Distinguished Conduct Medal, with a Sgt Cozens (No 825 also original member, on the 15th September 1916, for exceptional zeal in the performance of their duties and coolness in action, which had a great affect on the moral of their mem. He was discharged medically unfit with gun wounds to his left knee and back. Of the full Battalion strength of the original Officers and men, there were 16 Officers and 24 Or's left. 21st Battalion left buried on foreign soil 47 Officers and 827 Or's. It was the highest decorated Battalion of the 6th Brigade. Listed are some of the Battles and Misfortunes that Sgt. Carrol survived to return to Australia. Torpedoed on the troop ship Southland enroute to Gallipoli 1915;/ First Australian troops to Garrison Cairo; First Australian Infantry Unit into line in France; Last out of the line; Staging a successful mutiny; 21st Battalion was disbanded in 1918. Sgt. Carroll was given block 276 Red Cliffs, he sold his block in 1982. He was interested in Community affairs and was involved in ADFA, RSL, Mildura Club, and Mildura Show Society and was the third last Red Cliffs Soldier Settler to die. He was in his 100th year.

Letter - Letter from 815 Cpl William Carroll to his Aunt

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

This is a copy of a letter written by 815 Cpl William Carroll to his Aunt while he was hospitalised in Cairo. It is written on YMCA letterhead.

Historical information

This is part of a collection belonging to Sgt, William E. Carroll

Inscriptions & Markings

Top Left hand Corner: Patron/ YMCA National Council/ H.M. The King/ Patron /Military Camp Dept./ H.R.H. Duke of Connaught. Centre top: For God, For King & For Country/ YMCA Logo/ with the/ Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. (written through the logo)/ Right hand top corner: Committee/ for Egypt/and/the Near East./ Chairman/ H.E. Sir Henry McMahon Lower down page: Reply to No. 815 Coy D Bat 21st/ Dec 31st '16/ Stationed at/ Dear Aunt,/ I am at present a patient in the (??)/ General Hospital, Egypt, back again at Cairo. I/have a slight abcess on my lip and my neck was a/ bit swollen, but both are almost right now./ It's quite a relief to be away from the shot &/ shell, for a spell & to enjoy comfort and sunshine/ again after four months hardships in the trenches./ During the latter part of my stay at ANZAC, it/ was intensely cold, snow & ice galore & freezing/ cold winds. It's five days since I left the pen/insular; we were taken off in a small steamer/ to Lemnos & put aboard a fine hospital ship./ We arrived at Alexandria yesterday morning/ & came on here last night. My lip has been/ lanced & the swelling is disappearing fast./ I had many miraculuous escapes in the trench./ Once whilst observing over the sandbags a barage/ ventilated my hat. On another occasion when/ I was stiring the porridge a piece of shrapnel/ knocked over our breakfast into the fire. So I have/ a lot to be thankful for to be sure./Many of my comrades have gone and are buried in the/ churchyard in Shrapnell gully & more are away sick/ and wounded. I intended to cable to you for some money but I think I'll be able to make do/ of it, & we have all our wants attended to here./ Do you remembr Willy O'Leary of Mansfield?- He/ was killed near us in an attack some time ago./ Young Sgt. Roberts, my chum of Dookie & Broadmeadows/ was also sniped a few days before I left./ The war doesn't appear to be going too well, but/ I am sure time will tell, & we will eventually/ give the Germans a good belting. Just address/ my letters as usual, as I don't think I'll be here/ for long & if I am my mates will send them/ on. I gave them permission to keep any parcel/ you might forward on whilst I am away. It was/ awfully good of you to send the other thing along./ Hoping all are quite well./ I am/ Your Affectionate Nephew/ William E. Carroll. Cpl/

Pack 1908 - Pack, Field, Large, 1908 Patern, RAAF

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

A large pack, model 1908 made of woven cotton webbing, with 2 inner closing flaps with grommets for closing with string. The outer flap has two web straps with brass ends secures by two grommets. Two removable shoulder straps (not matching) two fixed brass C clips for securing extention straps.

Historical information

1 x extension strap marked M.W.85 Ltd 1942 found in bottom of pack This is part of Anderson uniforn collection including pants, jacket, shirt, tie, side cap, and small pack.

Inscriptions & Markings

156725, LAC Anderson, T.A.J. RAAF Terence Aloysius Joseph

Framed Photo Reproduction - Changi POW Camp 1942

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

Black & white reproduction photograph of Changi POW Camp in ornate wooden frame. Photograph shows variety of tents and structures in foreground and groups of figures in background. Vehicle with Red Cross emblem in background.

Inscriptions & Markings

On Photograph: 6-Bartack SQ,. Sept, 1942. Black tape on frame: Changi POW Camp 1942

POW Camp Money - POW One Lira Camp Money WW11

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

Low Grade paper with printed information, camp commanders signature. For use in in Italian Prisoner of War Camp No 106

Historical information

Part of a collection of POW items by VX 8007 A.J. Roddy, AMMO Coy, A.A.S.C., 6 Division. POW in Greece Campaign

Inscriptions & Markings

Campo P.G. No106. PM 3100. No 2696. Buono per L. Una. Il Comandante. Vale solo presso lo spaccio del campo

Razor - Service Shaving Razor WW11

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

Aluminium & steel Service razor -No Blade. Handle finshed in knurling

Historical information

Razor is part of the A.J. Roddy Collection

Inscriptions & Markings

A.S.& Co R45

Brass Statue - Brass Australian WW11 Soldier

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

A brass cast Australian Soldier in jungle equipment with Owen Gun, slouch hat, dog tags, basic 37 patern webbing, short and boots.

Historical information

No-one at currently at Red Cliffs Military Museum knows Mrs Mihan. but are trying to rectify this.

Inscriptions & Markings

No makers mark

Wallet

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

A brown leather wallet/bill fold, with 3 internal pockets

Historical information

No information at all with this wallet

Inscriptions & Markings

Good Wishes from the Australian Red Cross Society

Pewter Tankard - The Australian Army Tankard

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

Pewter drinking cup with ornate handle, Rising sun Badge with Queens Crown. Glass bottom. Tpered sides. Listing Captains and locations. From World War 1, World War 11,, Korea, Malaya and Vietnam

Historical information

There is no record of where this Tankard came from or who donated it.

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Rising Sun Badge in Front centre. On Base serial No 0983, Makers markings, Other pewter markings

POW Camp Money - POW 5 Lira Camp Money

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

Low Grade paper with printed information, for use in Italian POW Camp. Has N6544 on it.

Historical information

Part of a collection of POW items by VX8007 A.J. Roddy, Ammo Coy, A.A.S.C. 6 Division, POW in Greece Campaign

Inscriptions & Markings

Prigionieri Di Guerra/ Buono fiduciano da L.5/ Valevole soltanto Nell' interno del cmpo di concentramento/ N. 6544 / Lire Cinque

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