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New Testament in hand made webbing case - The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ together with the Book of Psalms

From the Collection of Waverley RSL Sub Branch 161 Coleman Parade Glen Waverley Victoria

Description
Black leather bound bible with the first page removed by a clean cut. The bible the name of Signaller H. C. Roussac. 25th Battalion A.I.F. and the date Sept 11th 1917.
There is a further inscription "Carried through Action "Battle of Ypres" Sept 20th 26th Oct 4th, 9th and 12th consecutively- Wounded Oct. 12th 17- signed H. C. Roussac.
There is also what may be an autograph Pt. ? Frogg Masfr???
The bible also contained a lithograph, probably cut from a paper of Chaplain-Captain F. H. King in Egypt
The book is contained in a hand stitched khaki webbing case secured by a metal ?uniform button
Size
115mm x 85mm x 15 mm
Object Registration
d/0290
Keywords
new testament, bible, rev. f. h. king, roussac, ypres, the age, egypt
Historical information
This book was carried in France and possibly Gallipoli by Sig. H. C. Roussac and the insert "d/0291" was of a Chaplain who obviously had a profound affect on the owner
When Made
unknown
Significance
Demonstrates the religious convictions of some soldiers in WWI
Inscriptions & Markings
Signaller H. C. Roussac. 25th Battalion A.I.F. and the date Sept 11th 1917.
There is a further inscription "Carried through Action "Battle of Ypres" Sept 20th 26th Oct 4th, 9th and 12th consecutively- Wounded Oct. 12th 17- signed H. C. Roussac.
There is also what may be an autograph Pt. ? Frogg Masfr???
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM