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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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403 Camberwell Road Camberwell Victoria

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Photo - Members and the Committee of the Camberwell RSL circa 1960

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

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

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

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

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

Oil painting by Antonio Rubbo - The Last Cartridge - 25th April 1915

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Two diggers on ridge at Anzac Cove

Historical information

Anzac Cove in April 1915

Significance

Very significant as a view of the battle action at Anzac Cove during the Gallipoli Champaign.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by Antonio Rubbo, 1916

Photo - Camberwell RSL cricket team 1959/50.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo of the Camberwell RSL cricket team 1959/60. Fred Lavender the Vice Captain of this team is still a member of the Camberwell RSL at 30 April 2018

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

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

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 - 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 - 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.

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.

Bronze plaque - Plaque commemerarting the opening of the Camberwell Central RSL in 1959

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Plaque

Inscriptions & Markings

This Tablet was unveiled by John S. August JP on Sunday 18th October 1959 To commemorate the opening of Camberwell Central RSSAILA Memorial Hall President R. .Rhyss -Jones Secretary S.W. Goldfinch

WW1 Australian Army Pay Book - Pay book of James Walter Healy, a Ferrier Sgt in France during WW1

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Canvas and paper Australian Army Pay book issued to James Walter Healy a Ferrier Sgt in France in 1916.

Historical information

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

Full details of Pay received when on active service in France in 1916

Photo - Committee members Camberwell RSL circa 1985

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

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

Foundation stone - Foundation stone of the Camberwell RSL laid by the GG Lord Forster on the 3 December 1921

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Marble and Granite Foundation stone

Historical information

First laid in 1921 at the Camberwell RSL in Canterbury Road Camberwell. Relaided in 1978 on a wall of a unit at the Camberwell Council retirement home on the same site after the Camberwell RSL was demolished. Discovered in 2017 by Peter Fielding and removed for rededication at the Camberwell RSL on the 100 centenary in 2019.

Significance

Very significant historical piece.

Inscriptions & Markings

This stone was laid by His Excellency the Governor General Lord Forster PC. CCMG on the 3rd December 1921 AD

Returned from Active Service Badge - 1920 issue - The original Returned from Active Service Badge given to Ferrier Sergeant James Walter Healy in 1920 after his return from WW1.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze. Returned from Active Service Badge, issued in 1920 to Ferrier Sergeant James Walter Healy.

Significance

Very, original badge,

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Photo - Members of the Camberwell RSL circa 1960

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Newsletter - 24th Battalion Association, 1946 Newsletter

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

A4 paper sheet

Significance

Unique and significant, could be only surviving copy

Inscriptions & Markings

See Photo for complete details

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

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

WW2 and WW1 insignia from Czechoslovak Lieutenant uniform KIA at The Siege of Tobruk. - Siege of Tobruk KIA

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Medal set and insignia from the uniform of a Czech Lieutenant who served with the British Army at the Siege of Tobruk.

Inscriptions & Markings

His medal ribbons show that he served during the First World war and was awarded the French Croix de Guerre.

Photo - Anzac Day 2017 -- John Pesutto, State member for Hawthorn. Jack Bell, WW2 veteren. Peter Fielding, Secretary, Camberwell RSL'

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo taken at the Camberwell Sports Ground after Anzac Day Service prior to the Anzac AFL gamed between Old Scotch and Monash University. 25 April 2017

Inscriptions & Markings

John Pesutto, Jack Bell, and Peter Fielding,with Tim Fisher ex Deputy PM of Australia standing behind.

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

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

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

See photos

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

See Photo

WW1 Identity Tag - Private Brendan Culcutt's, 2124, ID name tag WW1

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Metal ID tag from WW1. Issued to Private Brendan Culcutt who died in a Turkish POW Camp in 1916

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Anzac Day dinner menu 1956 - 24th Batt. Anzac Day dinner 1956.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Paper menu

Historical information

This was the 3rd dinner arranged by the 24th Inf. Batt to commemorate Anzac Day, 25 April 1956.

Inscriptions & Markings

Menu for Dinner and commemoration of Anzac Day in 1956, by the 24th Infantry Battalion.

Honour Board of Past Presidents - Camberwell RSL Honour Board of Past Presidents 1953 to 2018

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Honour Board of Camberwell RSL Past Presidents 1953 to 2018

Inscriptions & Markings

All Camberwell RSL Presidents and the years of service