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Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch Camberwell, Victoria

Traditional RSL Sub-Branch. Significant collection of military memorabilia.

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403 Camberwell Road Camberwell Victoria 3124 (map)
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+61 0419 008 601

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Poster for Gatling Gun - 16 May 1885 poster promoting the Gatling Gun at the International Invention Exhibition in South Kensington London

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Paper poster promoting the new invention, A Gatling Gun'. Exhibited at the International Inventions Exhibition on the 16 May 1885 in South Kensington London.

Inscriptions & Markings

Several versions of the Gun are shown: The Gatling Gun item 3 10 Barrel Gatling Gun with Acck's positive feed Item 4 Rapid firing Nondenfekk shell Gun item 5 The Holchhler Gun item 6 The Gardner Gun

RS&SILA Branch Charter - RS&SILA Camberwell Branch Charter dated 1 January 1920

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Jack Bell, ex WW2 POW, Remembrance Day 2017

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo, taken at the Shrine, Melbourne 11 November 2017

Inscriptions & Markings

Jack Bell, a 100 year old veteran of WW2, who survived three years in Italian and German POW camps.

Photo - Committee members Camberwell RSL circa 1985

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze bust - General Pompey Elliott, Bust unvailed at the Camberwell RSL Anzac Day, 25 April 2017.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Full size bust of General Pompey Elliott on bluestone plinth

Inscriptions & Markings

Bronze plague with following inscription: In Honour and Memory of Major General Harold 'Pompey' Elliott CB,CMG,DSO,DCM,VD Founding President of the Camberwell City Sub Branch of the Returned and Service League of Australia

Photo - Australian Light Horse fording the Jordan River March 1918

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in Wooden Frame

Historical information

Unique photo of the Australian Light Horse in the field in Palestine

Significance

Unique actual photo

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Light Horse fording the Jordan River March 1918

Photo - Jack Bell shown as both a 100 year old ex WW2 POW and as a 22 year old RAAF member

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Painting - The Imperial Shrine London

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Painting

Photo - Photo taken at the Camberwell RSL circa 1980. Not known

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Photo showing the wreck of the German Raider Emden, the result of the engagment with HMAS Sydney off the Cocos -Keeling Islands November 1914

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

1914 Photo of the wreck of the German Raider, Emden

Inscriptions & Markings

'The result of the HMAS Sydney and Emden engagement off the Cocos -keeling Island. November 1914'

Photo - Signed photo of Major General C. H. Brand, CB, CMG, CVO, DSO, taken 11 November 1938

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Signed photo of Major General C.H. Brand

Historical information

Major General C H Brand was born in Ipswich Qld on the 4 September 1873. he fought in both the South African war and WW1. He commanded the 3rd Battalion at Gallipoli and the 6th Brigade in 1915-16 and the 4th Brigade in 1916-18 in France. he retired after 37 years of Service and was elected a senator for the United Party in 1935, stepping down in 1947. He died at his Toorak home on the 31 July 1961. aged 87.

Significance

Unique signed Photo

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Bronze plaque - Service Memorial plaque to Sid Goldfinch

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Plaque

Inscriptions & Markings

see attached photo. Service memorial for long and dedicated service to the Camberwell City RSL

document - Presentation form for Memorial Plaque - Keith Winterbottom

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Paper

Historical information

Back up document for Keith Winterbottom's Memorial Plaque.

Inscriptions & Markings

Address form for Memorial Plaque

Poster - Poster showing the full details of the AIF in WW1

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Poster produced in 1920 showing in full detail the composition of the AIF in WW1. The information is outstanding and details are listed in very clear easily understood. words, including numbers KIA by Division, died of wounds, died of other causes, POW's, wounded. Also list all Honour's and Decorations awarded to Members of the AIF, which includes 65 VC recipients.

Inscriptions & Markings

Check out attached photo, details to extensive to list

Photo - Opening of the Camberwell Memorial Institute by the Hon. Stanley M. Bruce, Prime Minister of Australia. 18 August 1923

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in wooden frame

Historical information

Rare photo of Hon Stanley Bruce PM of Australia

Significance

unique

Inscriptions & Markings

see photo

Letter - Letter written to his mother by Private Brendan Culcutt from Broadmedow's training base several weeks after enlising in the AIF in 1915

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Letter written on A4 paper

Historical information

Actual letter written in 1915

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for full details. Brendan fought at Gallipoli, was wounded and became a Turkish POW. He survived his wounds but unfortunately died after a pin prick developed into Blood poisoning which resulted in his death

Letter - 1916 Letter written by Brendan Culcutt from Turkish POW camp, addressed to his father, Mr B. Culcutt, Rhianva, Punt Road, South Yarra, Vic.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

French Red Cross letter card written by Brendan Culcutt on the 10th June 1916 from a Turkish POW camp to his father in Melbourne Victoria

Historical information

Unique and significant

Inscriptions & Markings

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Photo - Tomahawk Squadron in the Western Desert, Libya, scrambling to an alert 1942

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in Wooden frame

Significance

Unique Photo

Inscriptions & Markings

Tomahawk squadron scrambling to an alert in Western Dessert Libya 1942

Bronze plaque - Memorial Plaque for Jack Allison's 57 years service to the Camberwell City RSL

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Plaque

Inscriptions & Markings

Recognition of Jack Allison's 57 years of continuance service to the Camberwell City RSL

Red Cross Poster 1914 - Red Cross Poster to raise fund for a Motor Ambulance, dated 1st October 1914

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Paper poster, headed Red Cross Society. Asking for interested citizen in the Camberwell/Canterbury area to form committees to raise 600 pounds to buy a fitted out Motor Ambulance to send over to France as part of the war effort. In October 1914 not one motor Ambulance was on the French front as the War office had banned any Red Cross involvement with wounded soldiers. Once General Kitchener was made aware of this situation he immediately overruled the ban and 100 motor ambulances and 1000 Nurses were sent to France. This fund raising by Camberwell Residents for a Motor Ambulance to be sent to France would have been among the first in WW1.

Historical information

Significant, one of the earliest details of the Red Cross Society in WW1

Significance

Very significant, very rare.

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for complete details

Bronze Plaque [Dead man Penny] 318573 - Keith Winterbottom Plaque number 318573

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Memorial Plaque [Dead Man Penny]

Historical information

Keith Winterbottom was born in the small settlement of Moulamen near Swan Hill in 1891.He enlisted in the AIF on the 7 April 1916 as a private and allocated to the 1st refit for the 38th Battalion. He was single and 25 years old and a strong 6 footer after working as a labour/timber cutter around Swan Hill. He embarked for France in July 1916 and disembarked at Plymouth on the 10 August 1916. Proceeded to France [ Ypres] on the 16 September and taken on strength with the 59th Battalion on the 8 October 1916. He suffered very serious GSW to his chest, arm, and left leg on the 10 December 1916 and was admitted to the Casualty clearing station at Heilly on the 11 December. His wounds were extensive and major and he died of these wounds on the 12 December 1916. He was buried at the Hospital Cemetery at Heilly, France. His kit that was returned to his mother contained a football, scarf, a razor strop and two ties. On the 18 June 1923 is mother was given the Memorial Plaque 318573 inscribed with her son's name Keith Winterbottom

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed with the name Keith Winterbottom. Presented to his mother on the 18 June 1923.

Plaque - Bronze Plaque, thanking the Ladies of the Camberwell RSL Sub Branch for all their efforts looking after veterens from WW2. 1950

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Plaque

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for complete text.

Photo - Jack and Deloris Bell after receiving the Victorian Senior citizen award in 2017. Jack is 100 years young and a surviver of both Italian and German POW camps in WW2

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photos taken at Government House after being awarded the Senior Citizen award by the Governor of Victoria, The Honourable Linda Dessau AC.

Inscriptions & Markings

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Photo - Australian 1st Division in Mena Camp, 10 miles from center of Cairo. March 1915

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Interesting photo showing the Mena camp of the Australian 1st Division from two perspectives. The spread was over several miles and some idea of the size can be made from the images of the Pyramids.

Historical information

Australian 1st Division Camp at Mena

Significance

Unique

Photo - The Australian Light Horse passing the Great City Wall Jerusalem in Palestine, January 1918

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

This framed photo was taken from the direction of Bethlehem in January 1918

Historical information

Actual photo of the Australian light Horse entering Jerusalem in January 1918

Significance

Unique photo

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

WW1 Bronze Memorial Plaque - WW1 Memorial Plaque - Eric Alexander McCleery, service number 3354

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

WW1 Memorial Plaque presented to his mother, Elizabeth McCleery.

Inscriptions & Markings

Eric Alexander McCleery

Photo - Anzac Day Service Camberwell RSL 2001, President John Frewen standing on right,

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Australian Hospital Ship A61, Kanowna

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual photo of HMAT A61 Kanowna at anchor.

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

HMAT A61 has a very interesting history and for the full details please open this web site: www discussinganzacs.naa.gov.au/brouse/groupstories/3400 This article covers in great detail all the exploits of this remarkable ship and the involvement she had during WW1

Photo - Camberwell RSL, external photo showing the Camberwell RSL in 2017

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo taken in 2017 showing the external view of the Camberwell RSL

Historical information

Camberwell RSL building as at June 2017

Inscriptions & Markings

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Camberwell City RSL Roll of Honour

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Marble and Bronze Plaque listing the 187 Camberwell and district residents who died in WW1 between 1914-1918.

Inscriptions & Markings

187 names listed