Inscriptions & markings
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Folder and poster
Will McInerney was born in Sydney and moved to Melbourne with his Parents Cyril and Mary McInerney.
Dead mans penny (in oidginal Cardboard case)
William John McInerney
Medal: 1914 - 1915 Star Medal: 1914 - 1919 war for Civilisation
57 R Richarde 24 BN A.I.F
taking two japanese officer to surrender Wewak 13/9/45
Penant "HMAS Southern Cross" Fighting for Comforts Fund Badge 1939 - 1945 Medal George Wilson 1939- 1945 Australian defence Medal 1939 -1945 Empire Defence Medal Pacific Star 1939 -1945 Star
PM6378 G W Wilson
39th Battalion 1941-43
" with compliments Capt Alterston from gordon Ayre Feb 16 - 1949"
Field art made by the RAAF members
A313731 K J Pike
C T Jones
Henry Howard Whitfield 
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