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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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Photo - 'Coming out for a Rest' . Australian Light Horse returing to a quiet area after being in action at Latron December 1917

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual photo of the Australian Light Horse in December 1917

Historical information

Actual photo showing the Australian Light Horse in the field December 1917

Significance

Unique photo

Inscriptions & Markings

'Coming out for a Rest' Australian Light Horse returning to a quiet area after being in action at Latron December 1917

Photo - Photo of seven diggers transporting a wounded digger thru the mud on the Somme in 1917. Note burial cross in background.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual Photo showing the depth of mud on the Somme in 1917

Historical information

Actual photo of the condition on the Somme in 1917

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

See Photo, note the burial cross in the mud behind the wounded digger.

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

Poster - Poster produced by Granada TV advertising four plays featuring real stories from WW1. cica 1948

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Poster detailing four plays commissioned by Granada TV about real events in WW1. Very interesting photos relating to WW1 and the reproduction of the famous General Kitchener poster calling for volunteers to 'Kitchener's Army'

Historical information

reproduction photos of conditions in London during WW1

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo, very interesting comments relating to WW1

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

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

Painting - The Imperial Shrine London

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Painting

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

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.

Photo - Framed photo of Anzac Cove taken in July 1915

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual photo taken at Anzac Cove in July 1915 showing the piers constructed to offload supplies and storage dumps on beach.

Historical information

Actual photo of Anzac Cove taken in July 1915

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for many details

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

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Certificate - Certificate of Achievement for Operation Gratitute, presented to the Camberwell RSL in March 1957 by General Sir Dallas Brooks KCB, KCMG, KCVG, CMG, DSO. K of J

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Certificate in Wooden frame

Historical information

Unique certificate signed by General Sir Dallas Brooks

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for full Details

Photo - Camberwell A and B grade cricket team 1936

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Untitled

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

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

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

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

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 - 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 - 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 - 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

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

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

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

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

Bronze Plaque - Service memorial plaque to Bluey Pearce

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Plaque

Inscriptions & Markings

See attached photo. Service memorial for 21 years of service as the Hon. Secretary of the Camberwell City RSL

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.

Photo - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, 1st President of Turkey 1923 - 1938

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo taken in 1916 when he was 35 years old.

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

Past Presidents honour Board - Camberwell RSL Past Presidents Honour Board 1919 to 1952

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Rosewood Honour Board

Inscriptions & Markings

Past Presidents of the Camberwell RSL from 1919 to 1952