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Engraved Box and Pennies

From the Collection of Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch 1 Victoria Parade Wangaratta Victoria

Description
Light pink velvet and plastic box with engraved inscription containing 6 penny coins
Size
9W X 9L X 3H Cm
Object Registration
68
Keywords
two up pennies
Historical information
These pennies belonged to Private Henry JONES VX48340 who enlisted at Wangaratta on 25th July 1940 and served with the 2/23rd Battalion 2nd A.I.F. He was twice wounded and after being wounded at Tobruk spent time in hospital in Alexandria. (refer item 69) He was discharged from the army on 26th of September 1945.The game of two up is played by throwing two pennies in the air and betting on which way they face up on landing.
Inscriptions & Markings
Presented to
WANGARATTA R.S.L.
by THE FAMILY OF THE LATE
HARRY JONES
1993
Last updated
4 Mar 2019 at 3:56PM