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Gift Box - Australian Red Cross Box WW11

From the Collection of Red Cliffs Military Museum Jamieson Ave Red Cliffs Victoria

Description
A cardboard Red Cross Gift Box used by Australian Red Cross in WW11 to send comfort parcel to POW in Germany. This particular box belonged to VX34767 Private T.H. Anderson
Size
30cm W x 10.5cm H x 17.5cm D
Object Registration
00041
Keywords
australian, cross, ww11, red, pow, t h, anderson
When Made
1944 (estimated)
Made By
Australian Red Cross (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Left top of Box: POW Food Parcel/Germany/same size 8lbs. Centre: Red Cross Symbol/A Gift/on behalf of your Next-of-Kin with the best/ wishes of the London Committee/ Australian Red Cross Society.
Top right of Box: Postage label/Mrs (torn)?olls/149 (torn off) Street Geelong West Australia./
Below this is the contents list: Chocolate/Chewing Gum/ Dentifrice/ 4 hankerchiefs/ mail brush/ pullover/ pencil/ razor blades/ 2 safety pins/ shirts/ soap/ 3 prs sox/ shaving soap/ towel/mending wool.
Left hand side lower down: Despatched 18/5/44/ VX 34767 Private T.H. Anderson/ Australian Prisoner Of War No 125514/ Stalag V11 A Germany/ C/O International Red Cross Society/ Geneva Switzerland.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM