Historical information

Souvenired by John GRYLLS. John enlisted No 418, 4th LH Regt AIF on 19.8.1914 and was given the rank of Sgt as he had 3 years prior LH experience. Embarked for Eygpt 20.10.1914. Embarked for Gallipoli 20.5.1915. Hospitalised 12.12.1915 with Mumps. Hospitalised 7.1.1916 with Rodent Ulcer. Transferred to 1st Anzac Cycle Batt 20.3.1916 with the rank of CSM. Embarked for France 25.3.1916. Promoted RSM 7.4.1917. Hospitalised 15.7.1917 with Scabies. Embarked for Australia 24.9.1918. Hospitalised in Colombo 29.10.1918 with Pnuemonia. Discharged from the AIF 30.3.1919.

Physical description

Medium, grey, brimless cap with red band around edge & red piping around crown. Button sewn on red band at front.

Inscriptions & markings

Handwritten inside"
Inside crown:
Dingee, a small town near Bendigo Vic