Historical information

Corp H.A.Donovan appears to be Herbert Allen Donovan No 448 A Coy 38th Bn, enlisted 31.3.1916 age 21 years, embark for England 20.6.1916, embark for France 22.11.1916, hospital 23.11.1916 with Mumps, rejoin unit 26.1.1917, WIA remaining on duty 7/9.6 1917, WIA 19.6.1917 SW left leg, rejoin unit27.10.1917, made Cpl, WIA 3rd occasion 29.9.1918 GSW Face, while in England transfers to HQ’s London 28.12.1918, RTA 15.11.1919, discharged from the AIF 4.5.1920..

Physical description

Cigarette case metal near square shape with folding lid, front has been inscribed to make a total of 7 lines in all, rear has very ornate inscribed letters making difficult to work out, inside is a very gold colour with several manufacturers marks on.

Inscriptions & markings

On front, “Presented to Corp H.A.Donovan from F.K.Shultze for his services in the Great War 1914 - 18, A token of affection from England”.
On inside imprinted very small/hard to read, “2079 4”. Inside small shield shape “WN Ltd” then 3 small symbols appearing to be an “anchor, lion, t”