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Geelong RSL Sub Branch Belmont, Victoria

Geelong RSL

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Geelong RSL Sub-branch 50 Barwon Heads Road Belmont Victoria 3216 (map)
phone
+61 (03) 5249 2444

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00am – 12:00am Tuesday 9:00am – 12:00am Wednesday 9:00am – 12:00am Thursday 9:00am – 2:00am Friday 9:00am – 2:00am Saturday 9:00am – 2:00am Sunday 10:00am – 12:00am Public Holidays Open 24 hours

Entry Fee

No entry fee.

Location

50 Barwon Heads Road Belmont Victoria

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Meredith Blake 1 August 2013 1:39 PM

Great work cataloguing! Look forward to seeing more from your collection Geelong RSL

Glenn Read 13 September 2015 1:58 PM

Congratulations to The Geelong RSL as winner of the award for outstanding records in terms of your images, historical information, and significance statements. As I am the Librarian and Memorabilia Curator for Tramways/East Melbourne RSL Sub-branch, I am truly in awe of what you have achieved. We have joined Victoria Collections this year and understand the enormity of what is involved for your achievements. I hope to get down there sometime and have a look around. Your Victoria Collections site is a credit to you as well. Regards Glenn Read 0403 513 676.

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238 items with images

238 items with images

Newspaper - Table Tops Sunset Edition No 73 Wed 15 Aug 1945

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Quarto size paper Newspaper, buff colour

Historical information

This Newspaper was printed on 15 August 1945 to announce the official surrender of Japan, Japan had accepted the Potsdam declaration, the Emperior had issued orders to all Japan Commanders to lay down their arms.

Significance

This Newspaper is an original and details the surrender of the Japan Military. The Newspaper is dated 15 August 1945.

Inscriptions & Markings

IT"S ALL OVER Table Tops Sunset Edition No 73 Issued by The Australian Military Forces Abroad Wed 15 Aug 1945 Japan Accepts Allied Terms

Silk Map - Asiatic Series

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

An oblong, cream colour silk map, Asiatic Series.

Historical information

Silk Maps were produced by Great Britain and United States during WW2 some 3.5 million Silk Maps and cloth maps were produced for Allied Military Personnel.

Significance

This Silk Map is an original map from the WW2 era.

Inscriptions & Markings

AAF Cloth Map-Asiatic Series Side 1 - No 34 Southeast China Side 2 - No35 - Northeast China

Flag

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Oblong flag, white cloth fabric with red circle in the middle.

Historical information

This Flag of Japan appears to have been in the possession of Chief Petty Officer Writer D'Arcy who served on the HMAS Arunta.

Medal 2411 Pte M O Kauffman

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Victory Medal 1914-1919 with ribbon attached.

Historical information

This Medal was presented to 2411 Pte M O Kauffman who served with 14 Battalion AIF during WW1.

Significance

The Medal is original that was presented to 2411 Pte M O Kauffman for his service with the AIF during WW1.

Inscriptions & Markings

2411 Pte M O Kauffman 14 Bn AIF.

Medals- VF388646 Gwenyth Carr

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Two Australian Military Medals - War Medal 1939-1945 and Australian Service Medal, One Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (miniature).

Historical information

VF388646 Gwenyth Carr Served with the Australian Womens Army Service during WW2. VF388646 G Carr served with RA Sigs and obtained the rank of Captain? After her Military Discharge Gwenyth Carr served with the Police after graduating from Police College in 1946 she retired in 1974 with the rank of Senior Sergeant.

Significance

The medals and badges are the originals belonging to VF388646 GE Carr.

Inscriptions & Markings

Military Medals - VF388646 G E Carr, The Police LS&GC Medal is a miniature and is not inscribed.

Souviner Program - Dunlop Military Relay ... Despatch Ride 1912

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

A cardboard cover program with white thick pages inside.

Historical information

In 1912 there was a Military Relay Despatch Ride through South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. The purpose of the ride was to deliver a despatch in the quickest possible time by road through the three states mentioned. The ride was carried out under the auspices of the Dunlop Rubber Company and involved cyclists, motor cyclists and motorists.

Significance

This is an original program of the event that was carried out in 1912. The program details the list of participants, a map of the route taken and statements of appreciation from the Military and the Promoters', there is also a message of greeting from the Military Commandant, South Australia to the Military Commandant, New South Wales.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the front cover a Coat of Arms, a red stripe with souviner written in the stripe and Dunlop Military Relay ... Despatch Ride - 1912.

Book - Manual of Field Engineering Vol.I (All Arms) 1933.

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

An oblong book, pink cardboard cover, red taped spine.

Historical information

A training manual of Field Engineering for use by the Australian Military Forces.

Significance

A Training Manual used by Australian Military Forces in the early 20th Century.

Inscriptions & Markings

The figure 2 in ink on the front cover. In stamp on the front cover 4th Anti-Tank Regt. A.I.F.

Slide Rule Calculator

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Wooden Slide Rule Calculator

Historical information

The Slide Rule was made in 1940 and used by the Royal Australian Air Force during WW2.

Significance

This is an original Slide Rule that was used by RAAF during WW2

Inscriptions & Markings

Rule, Slide M.G. Mk III. W.H.H. 1940

Military Documents

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

AAB 83 Record of Service Book, AAB 87 Demobilization Procedure Book, AM Form M 7 Record of Service Book, The Australian Soldiers Pocket Book.

Historical information

There are seven (7) items here, the AAB83, AAB 87, A M Form M7, The Australian Soldiers Pocket Book, a New Testament (printed in 1916 at the Cambridge University Press), The Book of Common Prayer (Eyre & Spottiswoode), Diocese of Sydney, Forms of Prayer and Hymns, Form of Service - Church Parades of the AMF, a note book of information collected by Pte Reid.

Significance

V166315 Pte C R Reid was a Geelong man who lived in Moolap, he enlisted in the AMF on 23 March 1942. All the docume nts are original and belonged to Pte Reid.

Inscriptions & Markings

Army Number V166315 Pte C R Reid, West Moolap, via Geelong.

Badge - RSL Life Membership

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Badge, white background, blue centre with four figures in gold colour in the centre. Returned and Services League around the blue, Australia in the red ribbon,m Life Member in the attachment at the bottom of the badge.

Historical information

These badges are issued to members who pay for life membership or those who have been appointed honorary life members.

Significance

This is an original badge that has been issued to a life member.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the back - V2526, badge remain property of the league.

Hexamine Stove

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Painted black, metal, oblong Hexamine Stove with four fuel Tablets.

Historical information

This type Hexamine Stove was used by members of the AIF during postings to Vietnam.

Significance

This Stove is an original issue to a member of the AIF who served in Vietnam.

Inscriptions & Markings

There are no markings on the Stove. The Fuel Packet is marked on the front of the Box - Fuel, Compressed Hexamine Contents: 4 Tablets, Explosives Factory, Maribyrnong. On the back of the Box - Directions for Use, numbered one to four.

Bag

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Canvas bag with shoulder strap and Victorian ARP Badge on the front. Round metal button on left side. Two air vents on the bottom. Two studs to close the bag.

Historical information

The Bag was issued to volunteer Air Raid Patrol Persons in Australia during WW2.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front flap M.H. ??. 1942. Victoria ARP Badge on front flap numbered BG359.

Magazine - The National War Memorial of Victoria

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

An oblong magazine, thick paper cream colour cover with white pages, The National War Memorial of Victoria, An Interpretative Appreciation of the Shrine of Remembrance. On the front page illustrations from the Shrine of Remembrance Victoria.

Historical information

This is a written and pictorial history of The National War Memorial of Victoria, The Shrine of Remembrance. There are 50 photographs and illustrations included in this Magazine to complement the written history.

Significance

This is an original magazine detailing of the history of The National War Memorial of Victoria, The Shrine of Remembrance.

Inscriptions & Markings

Set up and Printed in Australia by D W Joynt, Colarts Studios Pty Ltd, Melbourne.

Glasses

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

A set of six (6) glasses, clear glass an ANZAC Badge on each glass.

Historical information

ThreGlasses have been made to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Gallipoli, 1990

Significance

The glasses are originals

Inscriptions & Markings

An ANZAC Badge on each glass, inscribed 75 Anniversary, 1990

Uniform - RAAF Service Dress

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Service Dress Blue Jacket and Trousers with buckle belt, RAAF Buttons, badges of Rank on both sleeves and Ribbons of three Decorations above the left pocket.

Historical information

This uniform belonged to 036319 F/Lt A S Cutting who served in the RAAF During WW2.

Significance

This uniform was made in 1945 and was owned by F/Lt A S Cutting.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside the jacket a small tag - A F (the I in the shape of the 'broad arrow', used to indicate military use (Navy, Army, Air Force) 1945, M. TX, Size 22.

Badge - Aust Legion of Ex Servicemen and Women

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

A diamond shaped badge, a crown at the top, rising sun, anchor, air force wings in the middle, blue inscribed enamel round the diamond, Aust Legion of ex Servicemen and Women.

Historical information

This Association was formed in December 1944 from a number of existing organisations. The membership is open to all ex service personnel, including British Commonwealth and Allied personnel, etc

Significance

This organisation was formed in 1944, the badges are originals.

Inscriptions & Markings

1st badge - has a 66 badge on the crown, one the reverse v3327, the 2nd badge has a Life Subscriber attachment - a red scroll, on the reverse Brim Melb number 8732556.

Photograph - VX139182 S B Freeman

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

An oblong, black and white photograph on photograph paper.

Historical information

VX139182 S B Freeman served with the 2nd Aust Medium Regiment during WW2 and he is featured in this photograph. VX139182 was born in Geelong but enlisted in Karrakatta WA.

Significance

This is a photograph of a Geelong man VX 139182 S B Freeman who served during WW2 in tge 2nd Aust Medium Regement.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand writen on the back of the photograph frame - Sydney Barrett Freeman, 2 Aust Medium Regiment, VX 139182. 8th from left, 3rd row down.

Magazine - Geelong RSL News March 1973

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

An oblong booklet, paper pages with purple typed stories there is a photograph of the Cenotaph on the front cover.

Historical information

This Magazine was compiled and issued by the Geelong RSL in March 1973.

Significance

This is an original magazine. The magazine is a collection of stories and club information relating to the 'times'.

Inscriptions & Markings

Published by Geelong RSL, G A Mitchell, Secretary Printed by Henwood & Dancey Pty. Ltd., 54-58 Little Ryrie Street, Geelong

Pay Book 119804 H G Humble

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

A Thick Green Cover Pay Book (M/F 2(A) (continuation) with 24 paper pages of Pay History relating to 119804 Hubert G Humble.

Historical information

This Pay Book belongs to 119804 Hubert G Humble who served with the RAAF? during WW2, as a Medical Orderly. This Pay Book (Continuation) was commenced 23 Oct 45 and ceased 02 July 1947.

Significance

This is the original Pay Book (Continuation) of 119804 Hubert G Humble.

Inscriptions & Markings

119804 Hubert G Humble served as a Medical Orderly with ?RAAF.

First Field Dressing

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

An oblong shaped gauze bandage in a cotton cover (First Field Dressing), the outer cover is well worn buff colour.

Historical information

This First Field Bandage is dated 1942 and is thought to have been carried by a member of the Military Forces during WW2.

Significance

This First Field Dressing is Original it appears to have been carried by a member of the Military during WW2.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Dressing was made by Johnson and Johnson Pty Ltd Sydney November 1942.

Book - Handbook for .303-IN Vickers Machine Gun and Tripod Mounting, Mark IV 1930 Supplement No 2

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

A small oblong book buff in colour cardboard outer cover.

Historical information

Handbook for the .303-IN Vickers Machine Gun and Tripod Mounting, Mark IV 1930 Supplement 2.

Significance

Handbook used by Military Personnel in relation to the .303-IN Vickers Machine Gun and Tripod Mounting, Mark IV.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the front cover in pencil Capt W.A. Cronk 59 Bn. On the front cover in ink B.W. Pulver.

Badge - RSS&AILA

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Brass badge, enamel front, three people in the round centre on a gold background, the round centre is blue, white background, red ribbon area for 'Imperial League Australia

Historical information

These badges have been issued to returned service personnel, there are three figures in the round centre of the badge, these badges were made from 1940 .

Inscriptions & Markings

Front - Returned Sailors' Soldiers' & Airmen's Imperial League Australia Back - Badge Remains Property of League, 58242 V, Swann & Hudson, Vic

Replica Ice Bucket

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

A round shape Replica Ice Bucket various colours predominately yellow looks like a drum of the corps.

Historical information

A Replica Ice Bucket of 1st Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's). There is a list of conflicts on the front of the Ice Bucket that this Regiment has been involved in. The Regiment has been amalgamated and renamed several times. As of July 2012 they are known as Balaklava Company, 5 SCOTS (A&SH), Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Significance

This Regiment was created in 1881 and served during WW1 and WW2, an active battalion served in Korea 1950-51 and Aden during 1967.

Inscriptions & Markings

1st Bn The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) Korea 1950-51

RSL Badge circa 1919-1926

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

RSSILA Badge - oversized - brass, crown on the top, white, blue, red, gold coloured.

Historical information

This oversize RSSILA Badge was made between 1919-1926 for the RSL.

Significance

This is an original badge

Inscriptions & Markings

Front - Returned Sailors' & Soldiers' Imperial League, Australia Back - copywright, B1848, W Bishop

Coffee Cup

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

A white china coffee cup, blue and gold band around the rim

Historical information

This cup was used in RAF Messes during WW2, This particular cup was brought back to Australia and donated by Mr and Mrs Insley

Significance

Thie coffee cup is an original made by Royal Doulton and used in an Officersd Mess during WW2

Inscriptions & Markings

On the front of the cup a Royal Crown, RAF and a laurel wreath On the bottom of the cup Royal Crown with a lion on top of the crown, Made in England, Royal Doulton England

Plated Tin

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Oblong brass coloured tin with an ornate lid.

Historical information

This Christmas Tin with Christmas cake was a Christmas Gift distributed to those serving in the AIF during WW1, 1914.

Significance

The Christmas Tin was given to someone serving in the AIF during WW1, 1914, it is an original tin.

Inscriptions & Markings

The lid is ornate in design at the bottom is the inscription - Christmas 1914.

Journal - National Service Training Battalion

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

A paper journal of 44 pages relating to the 3rd Intake of National Servicemen 1953.

Historical information

Compulsory National Service existed for all males between 1951 and 1959. This journal relates to the 3rd Intake in 1953.

Significance

This is an original journal of the National Service Training Battalion, 3rd Intake 1953.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the back page are the signatures of Members of this Intake. Printed by Ramsay, Ware Publishing Pty Ltd, 129 King Street, Melbourne.

Documents - VX111423 Pte R G Fitz

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

AAB 83 Record of Service Book, AAB 87 Demolization Procedure Book, AAF F 204 Members Personal Equipment Card

Historical information

These three Books, AAB 83, AAb 87 and AAF F 204 have belonged to Pte R G Fitz. Pte Fitz is a Victorian, he enlisted on 02 August 1941, interestingly his discharge was from 153 Aust Port Craft Coy, RAE.

Significance

VX111423 Pte R G Fitz enlisted in the AIF on 02 August 1941, the books are originals that belonged to Pte Fitz.

Inscriptions & Markings

All books - VX111423 Pte R G Fitz

Uniform Trousers - Tropical

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Khaki colour trousers, cotton material, metal belt buckels x 2. One pair of the trousers has large map pockets.

Historical information

Tropical Dress Trousers for use by members of the AIF posted to 'Desert' Conditions.

Significance

These uniforms were issued during WW2 to members of the AIF.

Inscriptions & Markings

Pair 1 - V54 1945 Made in Australia, Size 35, hand written in ink on right hand inside pocket 2832. Pair 2 - Q7 1943 Made in Australia, Size 30, there is a tag for Regimental No and Name.

RAAF Marine Jacket

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Buff Colour Jacket with belt, cotton material, two breast pockets, two waist pockets, propeller patch on sleeve RAAF Buttons.

Historical information

The jacket is an original jacket and belonged to 148487 David H Hyne who served during WW2 with the RAAF Marine Section. The RAAF Marine Boats can be traced back to the Australian Flying Corps, Central Flying School, Point Cook.

Significance

This is a Jacket belonging to 148487 D H Hyne who served with RAAF Marine Section during WW2.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside the jacket - V555 Made in Australia 1942 Size, on one of the pockets, D.H.H. 148487.