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Envelope Art

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

Cream paper envelope with green coloured sketch of soldier holding a rifle behind foliage.
14.5cm W x 9cm L
Object Registration
ww2, envelope art
Historical information
One of several illustrated envelopes, without letter, sketched by soldier/s during the second world war and sent to Mrs MacDonald of Grey Street Wangaratta.
Victoria's 2/24th Infantry Battalion was raised in Wangaratta in July 1940. They were welcomed with open arms by the local community as they rapidly built up their numbers. The people of Wangaratta adopted the Battalion and they became known as "Wangaratta's Own" because of the time the battalion spent in the town during its formative period prior to deployment overseas. Many of the soldiers maintained life long friendships with the people of Wangaratta. Even though the Battation was disbanded in 1946 members and their families return each year, in November, for a commemorative service at the 2/24th Battalion Memorial Wall at the Wangaratta Cemetery.
Inscriptions & Markings
Top left - AIR MAIL
Top right - postage stamp
Left side - AIF Censor stamp
Right side Mrs M MacDonald "Monald" 32 Grey Street Wangaratta Victoria Australia
Bottom centre - "They shall not pass"
Last updated
24 Dec 2018 at 4:54PM