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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

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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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235 items with images

235 items with images

Ross Family Collection

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

A collection of items belonging to the Ross Family.

Historical information

VX39077 Neil Ross enlisted in to the AIF on 21 November 1940 at Royal Park and was posted to 2/29 Battalion, The Battalion completed training at Bonegilla and Bathurst and then went to Malaya as part of the 27th Brigade, assigned to 8th Division. This Battalion fought in several actions prior to being captured on 15 February 1942 in Singapore. On return to Australia SSgt spent time in Military Hospital prior to Discharge October 1946.

Significance

All of the items in this collection are originals as issued to SSgt Ross.

Inscriptions & Markings

The items belong to VX39077 SSgt Neil Ross

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

Plate

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

A round plate, cream colour, a picture of Gallipoli Peninsula in the centre and smaller pictures round the ende of the plate. The flags of Australia and New Zealand at the top of the plate.

Historical information

This Plate was commissioned by the RSL of Australia to9 commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of the ANZAC Troops Landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.

Significance

The item is an original, theIssue Number is 562

Inscriptions & Markings

on the front of the plate 1915 to 1990, Landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. On the back of the plate - This limited edition collector's plate was commissioned by the Returned and Services League of Australia to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of the ANZAC Troops landing at Gallipoli on the 25 April 1915. Signature of Brigadier A B Garland AM (RL) Issue Number 562

Medallions - Sands of Gallipoli, Our People - Their Service 2006

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

7 x round medallions, brass alloy, polished silver, engraved pictires on both sides of the each medallion. Gallipoli Sand from the Gallipoli Peninsula.

Historical information

Medallions depicting Infantry, Medical, Light Horse Artillery, They also Served, Navy. from pictures from collections.

Significance

This set is Number 1620 of 10,000.

Inscriptions & Markings

Images on the medallions are from Australian War Memorial, The New Zealand Army, Subritzky Collection, Digger History Collection

Plaque: The Royal British Legion

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

A framed Motto of the Royal British Legion, timber frame, silver coloured photograph.

Historical information

The Royal British Legion is a Charity providing support to members of the British Armed Forces and their Families. The Legion was formed on 15 May 1921 and combined four organizations that had been raised after WW1 into one, The Royal British Legion. There is a branch of The Royal British Legion in Melbourne and meets Monthly.

Significance

This is an original item as presented to the Geelong RSL President.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Royal British Legion, Service Not Self, Teign Mouth Devon. Presented to Geelong RSL by Gordon Randell, Newquay Royal British Legion, Cornwall, UK, President

Book - The Book of Life - The Moorfoot Family

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Book, 111 pages, hard cover with a dust cover, gold colour covers.

Historical information

The Book 'The Book of Life is Brief' is the family history of the Moorfoot Family. In the book is reference to Kenneth Thomas Moorfoot a Geelong man who served during WW2. Kenneth Thomas Moorfoot was a Service Member of the Geelong RSL and graced the RSL Bowls Green with distintion for many years, he appears on the Championship Boards at the Geelong RSL Bowls Club.

Significance

A Family History of the Moorfoot/Burrows Family.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed to the Geelong RSL from the Moorfoot (Burrows) Family,

Forage Cap

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Blue Forage Cap, Photograph, Two Badges

Historical information

This cap belonged to a member of the Women's Air Training Corps. The Corps was established in 1939 in Brisbane. The Corps preceded the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force by 18 months.

Significance

The Cap and Badges are originals

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside the Cap - Imperial Cap Co Pty Ltd Size 6 7/3rd, Badge - WATC, Cap Badge - wings with Australian Map and initials WATC Black and white photograph 6x4. Initials R Sk inside the Cap.

Flag

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Cloth Flag - Union Jack

Historical information

This flag was commissioned by the Geelong City Council. The Geelong & District Returned Soldiers' Reception Committee appears to have been Functional 1918-1920.

Significance

The Flag is an Original

Inscriptions & Markings

In an oval circle in the middle of the flag - Welcome Home Geelong & District Returned Saliors and Soldiers' Reception Committee.

Photograph - VX27255 Pte Michael Doherty

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

5 reproduction photographs, 2 silk scarves, 1 mother of pearl necklace

Historical information

VX27255 Kevin M Doherty enlisted in the Australian Army on 15 June 1940 and became o Prisoner of War. The items in this collection I believe would have been collected during this mans enlistment.

Significance

The Items are original and provide a service history of VX27255 K M Doherty

Inscriptions & Markings

1 Photograph - Kevin Michael Doherty Private VX27255 1 silk scarf with the Rising Sun embriodered on one corner 1 mother of pearl necklace, hand made?

Card - A Christmas Message to the ANZACS

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

An oblong card, an off while colour with a paper insert held in place by a tied cotton thread.

Historical information

This souvenir card "to the ANZACS Christmas 1915" was produced with greeting messages from General Sir Ian Hamilton, General Sir William Birdwood and Senator Pearce. The card was being sent by Australian Women in England to all Invalided Australians in England, Egypt and Malta. It would appear that Lady Birdwood was one of many behind the production of the Card. On the back of the Drawing Page is a note from Dr S H Archibald, 6th A S C dated 27 December 1915 "This card was given to me by Miss Birdwood, who is a Nurse on the Hospital Staff."

Significance

The Card and the "With Compliments" page are original as were sent to Invalid Australians in England, Egypt and Malta in December 1915.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front a Rising Sun, a picture of General Sir William R Birdwood, a message from General Sir Ian Hamilton, a Cooee to Australia drawing from Gen William Birdwood, inside last page a message from Gen Ian Hamilton. On the back page of the drawing is a note from Dr S H Achibald 6th A S C dated 27 December 1915. There is also a page with the Card issued with the Compliments of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Certificate - VX32317 F O Bryne

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

An oblong brown framed Certificate. White paper inscription by Shire of Wimmera.

Historical information

VX32317 Francis O Bryne was born in Horsham and enlisted into the AIF for service in WW2. This Certificate has been issued by the Shire of Wimmera to recognize the service of VX32317 F O Bryne who was a resident of this Shire.

Significance

This is the original certificate that was issued to VX32317 Francis O Bryne,

Inscriptions & Markings

A presentation Certificate to VX32317 Francis O Bryne from the Shire of Wimmera.

Belt - Sam Browne

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Leather Belt.

Historical information

This is an original belt, however the name on the back is illegible, except for WO1. The Sam Browne belt is named after Sam Browne who when injured devised the belt to hold a sword and the belt had two shoulder pieces when a pistol was added.

Significance

This is an original Sam Browne belt.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the back of the belt WW1, name is not legible

Medal - VX122136 A G Ellis

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

War Medal 1939-1945 - round silver, Ribbon - cloth, red, blue and white

Historical information

This Medal belongs to VX122136 Andrew G Ellis, he was born in Geelong and enlisted in the AIF in Seymour. VX122136 A G Ellis served during WW2.

Significance

This Medal is the original that belonged to VX122136 A G Ellis, who served during WW2.

Inscriptions & Markings

VX1221136 A G Ellis inscribed on the bottom of the medal.

Suitcase

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Brown, oblong suitcase.

Historical information

This Suitcase was issued to 49974 Kenneth Moore who served with RAAF during WW2.

Significance

This Suitcase is original and was issued to 49974 Kenneth Moore, RAAF.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the front of the suitcsase, 49974, RAAF

Medals - J W Vienna

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Medals, photographs, lapel badges

Historical information

SX37291 J W Vienna enlisted into the Australian Army on 07 October 1944 and was posted to 67th Battalion (BCOF).

Significance

The items are the originals belonging to SX 37291 J W Vienna.

Inscriptions & Markings

SX 37291 J W Vienna, Medals include Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Korea Medal, Korea UN Medal.

Gas Mask

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

A gas mask in a vinyl 'V' shaped cover,

Historical information

This mask belonged to Tina Howard, 1922-2015, Tina lived in Glasgow during WW2 and was required to carry the mask at all times.

Significance

This is an original mask

Inscriptions & Markings

On the mask VRB 4.40, medium

Aust Army Signallier Trade Badge

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Metal, crossed flags, ?brass, backing plate, has two split pins.

Historical information

Australian Army Signaller Trade Proficiency Badges were worn during the WW2 era ?1930-1942

Significance

This is an original badge

Cornflower - Bleuet de France

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

A Blue metal flower (cornflower) on a metal lapel pin.

Historical information

The bleuet de France is the symbol used in France to finance War Veterans, very similar the the Poppy. The bleuet de France is available for sale on 11 November and 08 May each year. Similar to the poppy this flower continued to grow in land devastated by shelling and military activity.

Significance

This pin is an original.

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

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.

Documents - 826 Harry J Britter

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Paper clippings, Cablegrams, Greeting Cards

Historical information

The family of 826 Harry James Britter have collected paper clippings, cablegrams, greeting cards relating to the Service of H J Britter, who enlisted into the AIF on 12 July 1915, he was posted to 31 Battalion. In WW1 this Battalion initially went to Egypt, the Battalion consisted of two companies from Queensland and two companies from Victoria.

Significance

The documents are originals and have been preserved by the family of 8216 Harry J Britter, a Geelong man who enlisted into the AIF on 12 July 1915

Inscriptions & Markings

Paper clippings - with photographs of 826 H J Britter, PMG Cablegrams from Britter to wife etc, Military PMG Cablegrams re Britter injured in hospital. Greeting Cards from Britter to wife.

Book - Echoes of ANZAC

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

A grey coloured book, white pages, oblong shape, 47 pages.

Historical information

This book was compiled by 1557 Gnr F E Westbrook. Gnr Westbrook was posted to 4th Battery 2nd F A B, he enlisted into the AIF 16 Sep 1914.

Significance

This booklet is of War Verses and Other Poems by 1557 Gnr F E Westbrook. Gnr Westbrook Enlisted into the AIF in Bairnsdale in 1914, Victoria, he served in 4th Battery, 2nd F A B and went to Egypt, Gallipoli and France.

Inscriptions & Markings

front page - Echoes of ANZAC, by Gnr F E Westbrook , Late 2nd F A B. Introduction by the late Gen Sir James Whitesides McCay. Price One Shilling.

Badge - RSL Affiliate

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

A squarish badge, crown on top, cream colour, blue inscribed ribbons, air force wings, rising sub and anchor in the middle of the badge.

Historical information

RSL Affiliate Membership was introduced in 1969 in South Australia. Now SA, Victoria, WA and Tasmania offer Affiliate Membership.

Significance

This is an original Affiliate Badge.

Inscriptions & Markings

Returned and Services League, Affiliate. Reverse - Aust Made, V14523, Not Transferable, Property of RSL, A J Parks

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.

Badge - Air Force Association

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

A round shape with wings through the middle of the badge, Crown on the top of the badge, the centre is the Air Force red, white and blue. This badge has a pale blue across the bottom, Air Force Association.

Historical information

The Air Force Association was formed in Melbourne in 1919, by Mr H V Leckie. The Association was formed after Mr Leckie put an advertisement in the newspaper asking for interested former members of the Air Force Corps to meet him.

Significance

This badge with the number 97277 on the reverse has belonged to a member of the Air Force Association

Inscriptions & Markings

On the reverse of the badge Number 97277, K G Luke Melb.

Memorial Plaque

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

A Bronze Plaque,

Historical information

This Plaque was made and issued to the NOK of a service person who died during service or as a result of service. The concept of this plaque was began in 1917. There may have been over 1 million plaques made.

Significance

This Memorial Plaque has a 'W' on the reverse of the plaque which indicates it could have been made at Woolwich. There is no name in the rectangle provided.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the reverse - W On the Front - He Died for Freedom and Honour

Badge - Returned from Active Service

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Diamond shape bronze badge - on the front a crown, an anchor, rising sun, and wings. Underneath on a boomerang the words 'Returned from Active Service'.

Historical information

This badge was made in 1940 and has the number A12397, A indicated issued to an AIF member. These badges were issued to all Returned from Active Service Personnel between 1940 and 2012.

Significance

The badge is an original and has been issued to a member of the AIF on Return from Active Service.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the reverse - A12397, G & E Rodd 1940.

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.

Badge - R&SLA

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Metal gold coloured badge, white background, blue circle with four figures in a coloured gold centre of the circle. A red ribbon like across the bottom .

Historical information

This badge is issued to personnel who have served during periods of peacetime and personnel who had not served overseas.

Significance

This is the last time the Badge has been changed (1990) - a fourth figure has been added to the figures in the centre of the badge, and the name changed to Returned and Services League Australia. The fourth figure, female, recognises our female service personnel.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front - in the blue circle Returned & Services League, in the red ribbon on the bottom of the badge Australia. Covering the crown the year badge 03. Back - Badge Remains Property of League, V26132.

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