Historical information

Scroll commemorates Flight Lieutenant J H Wilkinson DFC RAAF who served King and Country in the world war of 1939-1945 and gave his life to save mankind from tyranny. May his sacrifice help to bring the peace and freedom for which he died.
From collection of photographs and cuttings dedicated to the memory of WILKINSON JOHN HUDSON : Service Number - 400444 : Date of birth - 18 Feb 1914 : Place of birth - RUTHERGLEN VIC : Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE : Next of Kin - WILKINSON HUDSON.
Wilkinson was awarded the distinguished flying cross in March 1944 and tragically killed in action over Germany also in 1944. See also 237 and 240.


Commemorative scroll sent by King George VI to the next of kin of those who gave their lives during world war 2.

Physical description

Yellow paper document with printed type and coat of arms