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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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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.

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

Bronze Bust - General Pompey Elliott

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

This small bronze bust of General Pompey Elliott was commissioned for the 100th Anniversary of the Camberwell RSL in 2019. General Elliott was the founding President of the Camberwell RSL and served the veterans of Camberwell and surrounding districts untiringly until his death in March 1931. The full size Bust now stands in the memorial lawn at the Camberwell RSL.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorial Plaque [ Dead Man's Penny] - Henry Tippett WW1 Service number 4928

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Memorial Plaque given to the family of Henry Tippett, killed in Action in France 26 July 1916. Henry enlisted when he was 28 years old on the 6 September 1915 in Melbourne. He was born in Carlton and was living at 529 Canning St. Carlton when he enlisted. A small man at 5'.5'' weighing 9 stone. He was allotted to the 15th Refits of the 7th Battalion. He embarked from Melbourne on the 18 June 1916 on the Kinfaune Castle and landed at Alexandria, On the 29 June 1916.he was transported to Marseilles and one moth later was reported Missing in Action on the 28 July 1916, A court of enquiry concluded he was Killed in Action on the 19 July 1916. He had been in France just 20 days

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed with the name Henry Tippett. The plaque was presented on the 4 October 1922. His father William could not attend in person and a Donald Tippett was authorised to pick up the plaque by his mother Eliza Tippett. The plaque number is 319981.His mother Eliza Tippett was granted a pension of one pound per fortnight from the 8th November 1916

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

'Ode to the Fallen' - Hand embroidered 'Ode to the Fallen' donated by Bruce Ruxton.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Hand embroidered 'Ode to the Fallen'

Historical information

Donated to the Camberwell City RSL by Bruce Ruxton in 1995

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand embroidered by Sister Ailsa Storrer just before she died on the 10 June 1995

Oil Painting - The Last of the Emden - 9th November 1914 - painted by Captain H Press

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Oil painting showing HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden in the final moments of the battle in the Indian Ocean

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by H Press. Plaque with title 'Last of the Emden' donated by the late Captain H. Press

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

Painting - The Imperial Shrine London

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Painting

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

Photo - Camberwell A and B grade cricket team 1936

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Anzac Day Service at Camberwell RSL circa 1990

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

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

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

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

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Committee members Camberwell RSL circa 1985

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Members of the Camberwell RSL circa 1960

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

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

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

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