Victorian Mounted Rifles contingent for Queen Victoria Jubilee 1897.
Victorian Mounted Rifles at Government House, Victoria
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Victorian Mounted Rifles contingent for Queen Victoria Jubilee 1897.
Victorian Mounted Rifles at Government House, Victoria
The A.I.F. Combined Athletic Sports Meeting was held at Gaza Ridge, Palestine on May 16 1942. The list of competitors contains individuals from many different units and states within Australia. This athletics meeting was held during World War II.
Lists the names and rank of competitors in the May 1942 A.I.F. Combined Athletic Sports Meeting at Gaza Ridge, Palestine.
Pamphlet. Rectangular in shape. Made from paper. Printed text is black in colour.
Front cover has text and 'Rising Sun' insignia contained within a border. Other pages only contain text.
world war two, world war ii, wwii, gaza ridge, palestine, a.i.f., combined athletic sports meeting, sport
The former Mont Park/Bundoora Psychiatric and Repatriation Hospitals Complex consisted of seven hospitals on a site of 185 hectares. The site comprising the Mont Park and Strathallen estates was consolidated by the Victorian government by purchase and transfer from the Closer Settlement Board in 1909 . The Mont Park Hospital commenced in 1910 with the building of the Farm Workers Block . In 1912 the landscape gardener Hugh Linaker was employed to layout the grounds of Mont Park and other State mental hospitals. The other hospitals were gradually split off from the Mont Park administration to form separate entities included among these was the Macleod Repatriation Hospital (1915), An agreement was made with the Defence Department in 1914 for the latter to erect the Mont Park central block (the "Chronic Wards") for use as a Military Hospital, and for it later to revert to the State as portion of Mont Park Hospital. The buildings now known as the Chronic Wards were completed in this way in 1916 and used as the Australian General Hospital no. 16 for the duration of the war. One wing of this building was set aside for mental patients during this period.
Silver gelatin photograph
ww1, macleod repatriation sanitorium, mont park
Flewellen volunteereed for RAN service in January 1913, and shortly thereafter began training as a "boy" on HMAS Tingara. He then served on HMAS Sydney and in 1914 was a member of the Australian Navy & Military Expeditionary Force to German New Guinea, taking part in November 1914 in the Battle of Cocos against SMS Emden. Flewellen served in the RAN until September 1944.
Royal Australian Navy service records, photographs, medals, and miscellaneous papers of Eric Flewellen (o/n 2449).
eric clarence flewellen, hmas tingara, sms emden, royal australian navy, ww1, photographs, insignia
Ballarat born Robert Jenkins (6th Field Company Engineers) embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A40 Ceramic in November 1915. Twice wounded ("shell-shocked"), he returned to Australia in April 1919. Robert Edward Jenkins enlisted in the army (V195393) in December 1941 and in October 1942 joined the RAAF. At discharge, he was a Flight Lieutenant in 514 Squadron.
Postcards, photographs, flying log book and film negatives of Robert Edward Jenkins (RAAF s/n 419813) and Robert Jenkins (r/n 3295)
robert jenkins, robert edward jenkins, 6 field company engineers, 514 squadron, georgina jenkins (nee lynch), philip henry rutlidge
As an official war artist, Dargie produced works in the Middle East, New Guinea, India and Burma. At war's end Dargie was sent to Greece to 'make good, the discrepancies in art coverage of the disastrous campaign that took place in 1941.'
WWII Easel, working sketch (1942), trunk and officer's cap of William Dargie (VX 93433)
Trunk marked "Wanted on voyage".
william alexander dargie, war artists
George Frederick Boxall (1051 8th Battalion H Company), a miner from Bendigo, embarked from Melbourne on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914. He returned to Australia on 8 May 1916, having suffered "shell shock" from a bomb blast on Gallipoli in September 1915.
Hustlers Mine photograph inscribed on rear : "at the mouth of the shaft after the accident at Great Extended Hustlers"
ww1, george frederick boxall, mary jane boxall, mary jane johnson, william henry johnson, 8th battalion, linton percy clarence rudd, allan tathorn moffat, robert carter, photographs, letters, great extended hustlers mine, shell shock
RSL interstate football match at South Melbourne Cricket Ground between Victoria and South Australia, at 2.30 pm on Saturday 31st July 1948.
Photograph of 1948 RSL Victorian football team at South Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Players names listed, and scores and scorers detailed in pencil in programme.
View image 6 (above) for background information relating to the contents of the letter. Archibald's brother, Adolphus, served with the 29th Battalion and returned to Australia in 1919.
Two-sheet letter of Archibald Ainslie to his mother dated 6th August 1914 (Edinburgh)
ww1, letters, archibald ainslie, adolphus ainslie, 29 battalion, king's own scottish borderers
South Melbourne born Schimmelbusch enlisted in March 1917 and departed Melbourne in June 1917. Diaries cover the 1918 to mid-1919 period and "My Comrades" book notes some fellow 4th Light Horsemen who were wounded or killed - at Beersheba, for example. Dangerously ill (dysentery, malaria) for part of 1918, Schimmelbusch returned to Australia in June 1919.
WW I diaries, pay books and "My Comrades" autograph book of Trooper Charles Alexander Schimmelbusch (No. 3639) 4th Light Horse.
ww1, 4th light horse, beersheba, diaries, charles alexander schimmelbusch
Stephenson departed Melbourne on 3 September 1941 onboard the Queen Mary. Diary runs from departure date until September 1 1942, covering Stephenson's Middle East service and his wounding in action at Alamein. One year later, Stephenson was wounded in action at Buiem River in New Guinea, and a few days later died from the wounds received.
WW 2 diary of William Stephenson (VX 51713 2/23 Battalion).
william john stephenson, ww11, 2/23 battalion, diaries
Hall enlisted in October 1939, and departed Melbourne onboard HMT Dunera in April 1940. Diary runs from April 1940 until April 1942, and includes the evacuations of Greece and Crete. Hall returned to Australia in September 1945.
WW 2 diary of George William Hall (VX 3479 2/8 battalion)
george william hall, 2/8 battalion, ww2, diaries
Diary covers the period from November 1942 to September 1944. Waters was executed by the Japanese in New Guinea in March 1945. The autograph book belonged to Waters mother (Maude), and records the appreciation of the service personnel who lodged at her residence in Bridge Street, Hampton.
WW 2 diary, notes, and sketches of Peter Waters (410186 RAAF 80 Sqn).
peter waters, maude waters, ww2, prisoners of war, raaf, 80 squadron
Private Towns served with 13 Canadian Field Ambulance and 10 Canadian Stationary Hospital from July 1917 until August 1919 in France and Belgium.
Official WW 1 Canadian Expeditionary Force documents of James Towns (525363).
james charles towns, canadian expeditionary force ww1, 13 canadian field ambulance, 10 canadian stationary hospital
Log Book covers the period from 1943 until Palmer's discharge in 1952. Post-war, Palmer was Captain of the New Zealand Govenor Generals aircraft (the GG at the time was Bernard Freyberg). Palmer was awarded an Air Force Cross in 1949.
WW II official Log Book of Flight Lt. Edward Palmer (033145).
edward charles palmer, raaf, wwii, flying log book, bernard freyberg
Born in Derby, Tasmania, Tink enlisted in January 1941 and was discharged in December 1945. Documents include Flying Log Book, RAAF ID, paybooks and certificates of training and service.
Official WWII RAAF documents and photographs of Flying Officer Owen Tink (401289).
owen edgar tink, wwii, raaf, flying log book
Mostly published by Allan & Co. Melbourne, and various London Publishers.
Selection of sheet music circa 1900.
sheet music, music scores, boer war, ww1
Twice rejected in Melbourne for active service, Rudduck booked a passage to London and joined the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, gaining his commission shortly thereafter. Lieutenant Rudduck lost his left arm in action in France, but following repeated requests was susequently permitted to return to the trenches, where he later died from further wounds on 5th June 1918. Ruddock's brother, Ernest, served with 57th Battalion in France.
Four letters sent from Europe by Rudduck - while on active service - during April and May 1918 to his family in Dromana (Vic).
joseph john rudduck, ernest rudduck, ww1, western front
George Langley, a teacher from Port Melbourne, embarked from Melbourne onboard HMAT Ulysses on 10th May 1915. Commanded the Australian units of the Imperial Camel Corps and later was CO of the 14th Light Horse. Returned to Australia in July 1919.
Albums (7), photographs, negatives and postcards of George Furner Langley (14 Australian Light Horse / Imperial Camel Corps).
ww1, george furner langley, imperial camel corps, 14 light horse, photographs
Collection of letters and photographs of Rohan D. Rivett, war correspondent and prisoner of war. Includes letter from John W. Davis of New York law firm Davis Polk Wardwell to Herbert Robinson Brookes regarding Rivett's 1946 book, Behind Bamboo, and his (Davis) views on Russia and post-war Europe. The souvenir programme is dated September 1944, Tamarkan Thailand.
Thirty three pages, brown paper cover.
"Memories of the Gay 90's" by Rae N. Nixon
rohan d rivett, herbert robinson brookes, prisoners of war, behind bamboo, rae nixon, signals 8 division
Case contains Minutes of Meetings, financial statements, and general correspondence and accounts of the Scottish Ex-Service Assn. Dates range from April 1975 to March 1995.
Small, brown leather case with latches and locks, containing records of The Scottish Ex-Service Association of Australia.
Gold embossed initials "J.A.D.".
scottish ex-service association of australia
William Jackson (588 - 17th Battalion, B Company) embarked from Sydney onboard HMAT Themistocles on 12th May 1915. Awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery in France in June 1916. Died in 1959, aged 61 years. Victoria Cross 'For most conspicuous bravery. On the return from a successful raid, several members of the raiding party were seriously wounded in "No Man's Land" by shell fire. Private Jackson got back safely and, after handing over a prisoner whom he had brought in, immediately went out again under very heavy shell fire and assisted in bringing in a wounded man. He then went out again, and with a sergeant was bringing another wounded man when his arm was blown off by a shell and the sergeant was rendered unconscious. He then returned to our trenches, obtained assistance, and went out again to look for his two wounded comrades. He set a splendid example of pluck and determination. His work has always been marked by the greatest coolness and bravery.' Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184 Date: 14 December 1916
Photograph of Australia's youngest Victoria Cross winner.
WW1 photograph of William Jackson (17th Battalion, B Company) taken on "France's Day 13-7-17".
france, ww1, victoria cross, william jackson, 17 battalion
In November 1914 Williams was serving onboard HMAS Sydney when the German ship Emden was sunk. He continued in service with the navy after the war, and also served in WW2.
Royal Australian Navy service record of John Robert Williams (8298). Cap band from German ship S.M.S. Emden.
john robert williams, hmas sydney, sms emden, ww1
Grieve embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Persic on 3rd June 1916, and returned to Australia on 8th April 1918. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Messines on 7th June 1917.
Collection of photographs, letters and newspaper articles of Robert Cuthbert Grieve (37th Battalion, A Company)
photographs, ww1, letters, victoria cross, robert cuthbert grieve, 37 battalion, messines
Group includes Monash and Chauvel.
Group photograph described as "Historic Gathering at Duntroon of Leaders Since the War". All names listed. Circa 1920.
Lt Harry Day (29th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement) embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Ulysses on 22 December 1917, and returned to Australia on 9 July 1919
Photograph of 11 Section, 3 Platoon, 3 OTS Duntroon July 1916. 2nd Lieutenant Harry Arnold Day is pictured.
Personally signed by each person photographed.
photographs, 29 battalion, duntroon, harry arnold day
Pictured is Captain Eric Gordon Glassford (AAMC - 10 Field Ambulance) who was awarded a Military Cross for his actions at Passchendale. Glassford's older brother - Capt John Canute Gordon Glassford - also served with 10 Field Ambulance and was awarded a Military Cross for his actions on the Western Front.
Photograph taken in July 1916 at Maribyrnong training facilty in Victoria.
Personally signed by all those photographed.
photographs, ww1, 10 field ambulance, aamc, john canute gordon glassford, eric gordon glassford
East-Almond embarked from Melbourne on board the Hororata on 19th October 1914, and returned to Australia on 10th October 1918. He took part in the landing at Gallipoli, and also served in France.
Collection of documents and photographs of Major Geoffrey East-Almond (7th Battalion, Machine Gun Section). Includes passport from 1932, Unit notebook and newspaper clippings.
hms crescent, ww1, gallipoli, documents, 7 battalion, geoffrey nicholson east-almond
Letters written to Bert and Bessie Nelson, and to Bessie Bishop. Chandler embarked from Sydney on board the Euripides on 20th October 1914, and died of disease on 26 November 1915. In one letter, mention is made of landing on the Turkish coast on the "murderous morning" of the 25th April.
Eight WW1 letters of William Chandler (821 - 4th Battalion, E Company).
ww1, gallipoli, letters, william chandler, bessie bishop, bert nelson, bessie nelson, 4 battalion
William Tuckfield embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Ballarat on 19th February 1917. The SS Ballarat was torpedoed by the German submarine UB.32, but no lives were lost. On board were members of the Victorian Scottish Regiment (see photograph).
Photograph, SS Ballarat menu, and invitation card of William Tuckfield (7315 - 8th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement).
photographs, ww1, 8 battalion, william aston tuckfield, victorian scottish regiment, ss ballarat
Roderick McFarlane embarked from Adelaide on board the Port Lincoln on 20th October 1914, and returned on 28th May 1919. Letter tells of fighting and living conditions in Palestine, including diseases, treatment of horses and certain troop dispositions.
Three page handwritten letter from Tripoli, dated December 16th 1918, by Capt. Roderick McFarlane (1 - 3rd Light Horse Regiment).
ww1, letters, roderick andrew mcfarlane, 3 light horse regiment
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