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Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch Dandenong, Victoria

The Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch was formed by the amalgamation of the Dandenong and Cranbourne Sub Branches in 2009 and provides members and guests the use of two venues at the Dandenong RSL and the Cranbourne RSL.

Contact Information

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1475 South Gippsland Hwy Cranbourne VIC 3175
phone
+61 (03) 9792 1535

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Location

44 – 50 Clow Street Dandenong Victoria

Sandra M Smith 23 October 2018 6:07 PM

After locating an item in your collection through your Search engine, how are you able to have a clearer and larger look. Also how are you able to read the provenance please? I was looking at your holdings for ELLIOTT/ELLIOT Thank you

Michael Newbond 23 October 2018 7:31 PM

Hi Sandra, This medal belonged to 2061 William Henry Elliott. If you have an email address, I can send you an image that, hopefully, you will be able to enlarge on your computer. Thank you, Michael Newbond

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Photograph, B&W

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Eight black and white photographs depicting the aftermath of an atomic bomb explosion in Japan, probably Nagasaki or Hiroshima. Four photographs depict injured or deceased people.

Historical information

The photographs appear to have been taken in the days after an atomic bomb explosion in Japan. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki occurred on the 6 and 9 of August 1945.

Medals, WWII minature

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Medals WWII, mounted miniature medals. Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Force Cross; 1939/45 Star; Atlantic Star; Air Crew Europe Star; War Medal 1939/45; Australian Service Medal 1939/45

Korean War Medal.

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Korean Veterans Association of Australia Inc. Donated to Dandenong RSL by Major General J C Hughes AO DSO MC.

Card and invitation

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

9th Australian Division Cavalry Regiment Christmas Card from Middle East December 1942. 57/60 Battalion AIF Invitation to "Welcome Home Dance" St Kilda Town Hall. Tuesday 21st May 1946.

Water canteen.

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Metal water canteen with khaki felt cover. 08 pattern.

Australian rifle bullets 303

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

5 Australian rifle bullets brass,

Inscriptions & Markings

under bullet POF,66, 7

Framed certificate

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Framed certificate from The Australian National Flag Association Victorian Division.

Historical information

Nil

Inscriptions & Markings

The Australian National Flag Association, Victorian Division. This is to Certify that Dandenong RSL Sub Branch is a Corporate Member of The Australian National Flag Association, Victorian Division. Dated 25th March 1984. Signed by Bruce Ruxton, Chairman and the Secretary.

Medallion

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Rectangle bronze medallion with curvature at top

Historical information

Unknown

Inscriptions & Markings

Front has a Sitting crossed legged Buddha? Rear has writing possibly Japanese?

Tube of Apricot Jam

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Dark green metal tube of apricot jam. Part of an Australian ration pack. Tube has a black plastic lid.

Historical information

This jam tube is part of an Australian ration pack, possibly from 2002. Ration packs are provided to soldiers and contain daily necessities such as food, matches and tobacco. These items were found together in a showcase at Dandenong RSL, suggesting that they came from a single ration pack.

Significance

Ration packs are significant as they represent the daily life of military personnel.

Inscriptions & Markings

Apricot Jam / UNEX International (Australia) / VIc. Australia E 2002

Pocket book - A Pocket Vocabulary of MALAY PIDGIN ENGLISH and JAPANESE PHRASES.

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Square pocket book for the use of united States troops in the Southwest Pacific Area.

Historical information

WWII significance.

Inscriptions & Markings

VX37033 Pte A. Bishop B.coy 2/2/Battalion is written in ink on the front cover.

FIRST AID KIT

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

U.S.ARMY FIRST AID KIT FROM WWII FIELD DRESSINGS, SAFETY PINS AND DIFFERENT DRESSINGS.OUTSIDE OF TIN.

Historical information

WWII historical significance

Inscriptions & Markings

INSCRIPTIONS READ: U.S.ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. FOR EMERGENCY USE ONLY.

Rail slice- Thai Burma railway.

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

T shaped railway line slice from the Thai-Burma railway line 1942-43.

Inscriptions & Markings

No markings on actual railway line slice but plaque attached Rail slice thai-Burma Railway !942-43 Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce.

Navigational Instrument?

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Plastic navigational instrument?

Historical information

Unknown

Inscriptions & Markings

2 x circles printed on either side numbering 20 to 160 .Some Japanese writing on sides. In centre has number 20K - 30K. H = 100/V =180.

Boots

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Black leather ankle high lace up boots with hob nails

Souvenir Tin.

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Souvenir tin of the visit of their Majesties King Edward VII. and Queen Alexandria. Issued on the occasion of the opening of Royal Edward Dock Bristol. Issued on the 9th July 1908. Showing King and Queen on lid.

Inscriptions & Markings

On bottom of tin J S FRY & SONS Ltd Chocolate and cocoa manufacturers to HM THE KING - HM THE QUEEN & H.R.H THE PRINCE OF WALES.

Rifle cleaning kit.

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Metal container containing gun cleaning equipment. Round brushes x 2. Gun oil container. Length of aluminium linked chain. The rifle cleaning kit is for the Mauser K98 rifle. The K meaning " Karabiner ". The calibre is 7.92 x 57mm . This rifle was adopted on the 21st June 1935 as the standard rifle used by the Wehrmacht.

MK 11 helmet (warden)

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Metal helmet with no inserts

Historical information

wwii helmet

Inscriptions & Markings

White 'W' painted on helmet

Newspaper - The Age dated 6th Dec 1943

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Original edition of the Age Newspaper dated Monday 6th December 1943.

Historical information

WWII Historical significance.

Inscriptions & Markings

Featuring historic conference at Cairo with Marshal Chiag Kai -Shek (China), President Roosevelt (USA), and Mr Churchill (Britain). Other headlines on front page are: "Plans for Victory"; "Offence On Full Scale"; "Blitz on Germany"

Foot Powder

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Small Green Tin

Historical information

unknown

Inscriptions & Markings

Foot & Body Power 2oz.

Poem - The Isle of Doom

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Poem by unknown soldier on 2 pages of white paper. Text written using typewriter.

Historical information

VX 27898 Corporal Thomas John Morris Thomas (Tom Thomas) donated several items to Cranbourne RSL. He served in the Australian Corp Signals in WWII both in Australia and overseas. He was born at Womerah on 9/11/1906 and died at Koo Wee Rup 16/06/1984. He enlisted at Yarram on 1/7/1940 and was discharged at Royal Park on 9/3/1945.

Inscriptions & Markings

See images for details.

FIRST AID KIT

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

First Aid Kit. The kit has no items in it,

Historical information

Unknown

Inscriptions & Markings

6545-66-019-9802 First Aid Kit General Purpose for MT.

Photograph, B&W

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Black and white photograph of a young male soldier in uniform. Post card on back with typed and handwritten text.

Historical information

Photograph of Private Frederick Corkish, service number 46656, who served in the 19th Kings Liverpool Regiment in the British Army during WWI He was from Ramsey, Isle of Man. He was taken Prisoner of War in Germany in 1918.

Inscriptions & Markings

Back: "From Freddie / To Jim" "Fred Corkish / aged 18 years / 1916"

German Bayonet & Scabbard.

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

WWI German Steel Bayonet with wooden inserts in handle Metal Scabbard.

Inscriptions & Markings

Erfurt on R/H base of blade

Wallet

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Black wallet in a white cloth envelope addressed to Mrs W.C. Smith, Leongatha, Vic. Wallet contains 2 x small photos, a 1916 calendar, a lock of hair, photos of wife and child. and an Army form 'B' pass. Wallet belonged to 382 Pte W.C. Smith.

Historical information

WWI historical significance.

Inscriptions & Markings

Letter from Mrs Smith on postcards. Envelope addressed to Mrs W.C. Smith, Leongatha, Vic. Photos contain letters on rear for Pte Smith.

Binoculars

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Small pair of binoculars appears vintage. No markings or identifying marks.Appears to be made from aluminium or metal alloy.

Historical information

Maybe WWII

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

Plastic model of ship.

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Plastic model of HMS Ceylon. British Light - Cruiser. Battle honours Dardanelles - Sabang and Burma. Motto "To Fight the Proud".

Inscriptions & Markings

H.M.S CEYLON. Korea 1950.

Water Bottle.

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Water Bottle - AL064 WWII M1910 Water Bottle. Water bottle " Aluminium" and canteen cup with canvas cover and British webbing belt.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Japan".

Half Beer Bottle Vase

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Beer Bottle with top cut off and engraved.

Inscriptions & Markings

Around the bottom of bottle-THIS BOTTLE ALWAYS REMAINS THE PROPERTY OF THE MANUFACTURERS BOTTLE CO. VICTORIA PTY.LTD. Engraved on side of bottle-The "Lady Blamey" 9th Aust Div.- April 1940 - 80 7 Div Cav Regt 8 " " " 9 " " " 9 " " C'do

Military operation and maintenance handbooks

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Three military operation and maintenance handbooks including Mechanical Vehicle Training, Tractors, Artillery and Tyres Care and Maintenance.

Inscriptions & Markings

1. "Notified in G.O's, dated 31st July, 1942/ *NOT TO BE PUBLISHED/The information given in this document is not to be communicated, either directly or indirectly, to the Press or to any person not holding an official position in His Majesty's Service/ MECHANICAL VEHICLE TRAINING/PAMPHLET No.1/DRIVER'S ROUTINE MAINTENANCE/1942/Crown Copyright Reserved/*A.M.R. & O 1588 B./Allied Land Forces Headquarters,/May 1942/ By Authority: W.A Hamer Pty. Ltd, Printers." 2. "NOT TO BE PUBLISHED Notified in A.A.Os, October 1939/AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES/ Mechanization Pamphlet No.2/Tractors, Artillery, F.W.D., L.P (Ford V8)/DESCRIPTION, OPERATION/AND MAINTENANCE/1939/ (Reprinted with Amendments, 1940)/ Prepared by the Directorate of Mechanization, Army Headquarters, October 1939./ *A.M.R and O. 1588 B./ Bu Authority: The Specialty Press Pty Ltd., 174 Little Collins Street, Melbourne" 3. "NOT TO BE PUBLISHED/ (A.M.R. & O. 1588B)/Notified in G.O's dated 31st July, 1942/ AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES/ TYRES/CARE & MAINTENANCE/ Including Tyres used on Armoured Fighting Vehicles and other Vehicles with Split Wheels/ MECHANIZATION PAMPHLET No. 19/1942/ Prepared by/ DIRECTORIATE OF ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES PRODUCTION/in collaboration with/DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY"

Brass Casting of Machete

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Full size brass casting of machete in sheath.

Inscriptions & Markings

MA (68 or G8