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Framed Cloth

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

White cloth with Japanese verse in a black frame. The cloth has a red circle and Japanese writing mounted on cardboard

Inscriptions & Markings

Verse translates to " We pray that the soldier's good fortune would last forever"

Minature Model Aircraft

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Lancaster. Large silver medium model with black and white circles on wings and side.

Certificate of Identification - Gunner Barry Seymour

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Light blue paper document with black writing

Historical information

AIF Certificate of Identification No 5901 belonging to Gunner Barry SEYMOUR 19825 Awarded MM in 1918 Enlisted 7/12/1915 - Enlistment terminated 8/9/1919

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Imperial Force No 5901 Certificate of Identification - Gunner Barry Seymour 8th F.A.B. 3rd Div.

Minature Model Aircraft

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Fiat Falcon CR42. Green bi-plane with brown nose & yellow tip. Has white circles on top wing. Yellow writing on side of plane. White cross on tail fin.

Inscriptions & Markings

85 13

Postcard

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Postcard with gold font and foliate border, bouquet of blue flowers and white background

Historical information

From the album of WWI soldier William West (1268) of the 29 Infantry Battalion, 5th Pioneers Battalion. This collection of postcards, photographs and clippings were sent between William and his family and loved ones during the years he was on active service. See also 207 and 220.

Honour Board - Women's Auxiliary - Secretaries

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Brown timber look laminate five sided with RSL Women's Auxiliary crest with two columns below 1926 - current

Historical information

Wangaratta Sub Branch - Womens Auxiliary - Secretary from 1926 - present

Inscriptions & Markings

Wangaratta Sub Branch Secretary Gold coloured plaque - Honour Boards presented by RSL Ladies Aux 2003

Lanyard

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Orange and blue handwoven lanyard

Framed Poster - HMAS Sydney

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Black plastic frame with grey mount containing poster/photograph of Navy crew on ship and in foreground.

Historical information

DVA commemorative poster to HMAS Sydney 19 November 1941

Inscriptions & Markings

top left corner - Lest We Forget Bottom of print - HMAS SYDNEY 19 November, 1941

Backpack

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Khaki canvas bag with large pocket and two side pockets - backpack on a metal triangular frame with three leather straps

Historical information

Khaki Army Backpack - which belonged to deceased RSL member Robert SLOAN.

Significance

Robert's Son Glen believes that they were used by his father during the assault and battle of Tarakan.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

Framed Print

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Timber frame surrounding green and brown print of four soldiers in a village.

Historical information

57/60 Battalion in action in Bougainville

Inscriptions & Markings

57/60 BTN in Action at Bougainville Loaned by 57/60 Btn Assoc. Donated by Roy Tobias M.M. 1999

Honour Board - Wangaratta Sub Branch Office Bearers - President and Secretary

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Timber style laminate honour board five sided with RSL plague at top.

Historical information

List of years and names of Wangaratta Sub Branch Presidents and Secretaries from 1928 to present

Inscriptions & Markings

"Wangaratta Sub Branch" List of years and names of Presidents and Secretaries from 1928 to present

Box

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Cream wooden box with painted inscription and ship on the lid. Contains autographs written in ink on the underside of the lid. Has metal hinges.

Inscriptions & Markings

HMAS Voyager 1957 on top of lid. On bottom: Bills, bills and more bills !!!!!! Dotted line R Coghlan

Leather Pouch - Japanese Pouch

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Dark brown leather pouch with a metal star on th front flap, surrounded by brown stitching. Has a button clasp with same stitching at the side. On the left side is two small pockets and on the right is one small pocket.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

Postcard

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Postcard

Historical information

From the album of WWI soldier William West (1268) of the 29 Infantry Battalion, 5th Pioneers Battalion. This collection of postcards, photographs and clippings were sent between William and his family and loved ones during the years he was on active service. See also 207 and 220.

Badge

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Brass coloured oval shape badge of crown encircled by laurel leaves

Badge

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Rectangular shaped metal badge with white glazed enamel border containing purple centre

Historical information

Unit colour patch badge

Shield

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Diggers Day Commercial Club Albury 30-12-1939

Historical information

Silver plated slouch hat Probably donated by Commercial Club Albury

Inscriptions & Markings

Diggers Day Commercial Club Albury the 30-12-1939. Slouch Hat with badge and labels plus metal badge of Australia

Photograph

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Dinner menu. Paper based with plastic laminate.

Historical information

From collection of photographs and cuttings dedicated to the memory of WILKINSON JOHN HUDSON : Service Number - 400444 : Date of birth - 18 Feb 1914 : Place of birth - RUTHERGLEN VIC : Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE : Next of Kin - WILKINSON HUDSON. Wilkinson was awarded the distinguished flying cross in March 1944 and tragically killed in action over Germany also in 1944. See also 237 and 240.

Envelope Art

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Cream paper envelope with drawing of side profile of male wearing hat.

Historical information

WW2 Envelope Art

Inscriptions & Markings

Top right - postage stamp Left side - AIF Censor stamp Centre - Mrs M MacDonald "Monald" 32 Grey Street Wangaratta Victoria Australia Bottom left - "Who is this?" Rear - Red Cross

Bible - Owen RASMUSSEN

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Small light brown coloured bound book

Historical information

Presented by the British and Foreign Bible Society Victoria to the members of the Victorian Contingent of the Australian Imperial Force volunteering for service in the Defence of the British Empire. Presented to Owen Rasmussen of Castlemaine dated 30/5/1916 - Owen RASMUSSEN MM 6069 60 Battalion AIF

Inscriptions & Markings

New Testament

Unframed mounted photograph

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Black and white photograph mounted on light brown cardboard of large group of soldiers standing and sitting in seven rows taken outdoors under trees.

Historical information

37th Infantry Battalion - said to include soldier Private Francis Bradley Newton 2378 - Died 7/6/1983 buried Wangaratta Cemetry

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on rear of mount 37 Inf Bn 4th row from back 3rd on left or 10th from left - Frank Newton

Embroidered Postcard

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

White rectangular postcard with embroidered scene depicting two brown sail boats and vase of pink flowers. Handwritten message on back.

Historical information

Postcard from WWI soldier William West (1268) of the 29 Infantry Battalion, 5th Pioneers Battalion while posted in France to his family at home.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: "To my Wife" (embroidered) Back: "My dear Alice just a PC to let you know I'm still well I heard Joe is in Hospital with a sore throught I have not heard from you latly this is all at present all well and hope you are all the same / best love Will xxxxx"

Unframed Photograph - C Company 7th Battalion

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Sepia photograph of 11 men six standing and five kneeling dressed in military uniform wearing forage cap with row of pine trees in background. Photograph is mounted on brown cardboard with handwriting across top border.

Historical information

Photograph taken of soldiers in 1914 - names hand written in ink and possibly as follows:- J Powly, Col Serg Baker? Corp Naldress?, Private Couham?, C Powly, L Williams N Hardy J Crocker, E Lahy?, J?? K Jarrot? Following ascertained by research:- Brothers Charles POWLEY 347 and John Hall POWLEY 348 from Boweya - Charles enlisted 17/8/14 and Embarked 19/10/14 with his brother John on HMAT Hororata. Charles aged 21 years KIA 25/4/15 at Gallipoli and John returned to Australia on 31/10/15 John Crocker 346 listed as from Bracknell Tasmania Edward Fahey 364 Ovens Street Wangaratta, Nelson Hardy 363 unknown location and Josephg Cowham 360 La Perouse Sydney NSW

Significance

Donor stated included in photo is John Crocker whose brother Arthur was Post Master in Richmond and past neighbour of Donor

Inscriptions & Markings

Rear - Wangaratta Boys C Company 7th Battalion October 11th 1914 From Private John Crocker 346 Front - Top row - list of names handwritten in ink Bottom row - list of names handwritten in ink

Newspaper Article - Honoring the Memories

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Newspaper article

Historical information

From collection of photographs and cuttings dedicated to the memory of WILKINSON JOHN HUDSON : Service Number - 400444 : Date of birth - 18 Feb 1914 : Place of birth - RUTHERGLEN VIC : Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE : Next of Kin - WILKINSON HUDSON. Wilkinson was awarded the distinguished flying cross in March 1944 and tragically killed in action over Germany also in 1944. See also 237 and 240.

Framed poster

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Carved timber framed poster with rising sun crest with flags and columns of coloured symbols and shaped badges.

Historical information

WW1 Distinguishing badges colours and patches of the AIF

Inscriptions & Markings

The Great War 1914-1918 Colours & Patches Distinguishing Badges of the Australian Imperial Forces

Framed Medals - Private Mervyn HARRIS

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Timber frame containing two WW2 service medals mounted on red felt backing.

Historical information

Service Medals x 2 and Life Membership Badge awarded to Pte Mervyn S HARRIS 6th Aux. Horse Transp Coy

Inscriptions & Markings

Plaque: Private Mervyn S HARRIS V22764 6 Aux Horse Transport Coy

Embroidered Postcard

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

White rectangular postcard with embroidered pink flowers, green foliate and blue winged butterfly decoration on front. Handwritten message on the back.

Historical information

Postcard from WWI soldier William West (1268) of the 29 Infantry Battalion, 5th Pioneers Battalion while posted in France to his family at home, 1917.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: "To my dear Wife" (embroidered) Back: "To Enid from dad xx / xxxxxx / France / Feb 26/2/1917 / My Dear Alice / Just a PC to let you I'm still well and hope are all the same I have not see Joe lately I may see him sometime or the other I hope you enjoyed yourself on your holidays they will do you good. I'm in a rest station I have not been too well I think I will be back with the battalion in a few days you can tell ??[ma]?? I met Pugger Loney he is in the 15 ambulance he looks well and it just as fat as ever I'm goin gover to see youn George Buse tomorrow well I have not much new to tell only all is well so I will now close with best love from loving husband Will xxxxxxxx"

Postcard

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Postcard with black and white image of a mother and daughter, with inset of a soldier, probably the father / husband.

Historical information

From the album of WWI soldier William West (1268) of the 29 Infantry Battalion, 5th Pioneers Battalion. This collection of postcards, photographs and clippings were sent between William and his family and loved ones during the years he was on active service. See also 207 and 220.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: "fond thoughts of you"

Postcard

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Colour postcard (portrait orientation) with flags of the allies, ivy and flowers above a birthday greeting. Handwritten message on back.

Historical information

From the album of WWI soldier William West (1268) of the 29 Infantry Battalion, 5th Pioneers Battalion. This collection of postcards, photographs and clippings were sent between William and his family and loved ones during the years he was on active service. See also 207 and 220.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: "To wish you a glorious birthday / sheltered form all worldly strife / may your life guarded be / and only days of sweet content / i would wish for thee"

Magazine - Onze Vloot

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Blue paper cover with a yellow lion holding a sword & crown crest at top. Magazine is printed in black & white and has stories & photos of war. The whole magazine is written in Dutch. Onze Vloot translates to "Our Fleet" in English.

Historical information

Magazine title of Onze Vloot translates to Our Fleet, the magazine has now closed.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover: Onze Vloot 1ste Jaargang No:1 - Juli 1945

Envelope Art

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Cream paper envelope with coloured drawing of path leading to three mountains.

Historical information

WW2 Envelope Art

Inscriptions & Markings

top left corner - Air Mail/ACF in red star right top corner - postage stamp left side - AIF censor stamp right side - Mrs M Mac Donald "Monald" 32 Grey Street Wangaratta Victoria Australia rear - V129537 ACI Gilbert A V Group 436 RAAF Flinders Island

Framed print

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Brown timber frame with cream mount containing print of two planes flying over land

Historical information

RAAF EFTS

Inscriptions & Markings

A17-468 cavorts over a RAAF EFTS airfield during World War Two

Framed Collections of Medals and Decorations

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Gold and brown coloured frame containing 52 medals and decorations with written explaination for each

Historical information

52 Decorations and Campaign Medals awarded to Australians for bravery and service in theatres of war from1860

Inscriptions & Markings

Decorations and Campaign Medals AUSTRALIA

Bayonet Scabbard

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Metal tipped long narrow brown leather sheath with woven cloth belt loop attachment.

Historical information

Australian bayonet scabbard

Inscriptions & Markings

"M A "- stamped on metal tip

Minature Model Aircraft

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Gruman Hellcat (Wildcat). Small khaki plane with white spots on top and white band around middle, white cross on back fin.

Framed Document - Japanese Surrender - Morotai 9 September 1945

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Black plastic frame containing 7 photographs on cream coloured paper document on black mount.

Historical information

Paper document of Formal Surrender of Second Japanese Army to General Sir Blamey Commander in Chief AMF Surrender of Japanese Forces Address Delivered by General Sir Thomas Blamey to Lt General Teshima Second Japanese Army - Morotai 9th September 1945

Significance

Surrender of Japanese Forces 1945

Inscriptions & Markings

Donated by Jean Hughes of Wangaratta on behalf of her husband ROWLAND J HUGHES VX 51510

Framed print - HMAS Melbourne

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Moulded patterned black plastic frame and mount containing black and white print of hand drawn ship at sea

Historical information

HMAS Melbourne - aircraft carrier

Inscriptions & Markings

The Majestic Melbourne Dedicated to those who served

Bicycle Repair Kit

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Small metal tin with two wire clips

Historical information

WW1 Bicycle repair kit

Booklet - Sons of Anzac

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Beige paper booklet with picture of Australian Flag and three Servicemen on cover with writing in red above and in blue below.

Historical information

WW1 booklet of Humorous tales of the Diggers.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sons of Anzac Humorous Tales of the Diggers Harry Trudgen 1914-18 handwritten top right hand corner

Minature Model Aircraft

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Gloster Gladiator. Silver bi-plane with blue & yellow diamonds on top wing and sides with red, white & blue circles.

Inscriptions & Markings

K7984

Framed print

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Timber frame with photos of all recipients of VC Medal from 1900-1973 Limited Series

Historical information

with Letter of Authenticity

Inscriptions & Markings

AUSTRALIAN VICTORIA CROSS AWARDS Limited Edition Series

Shield

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Wooden shield with cast metal slouch hat (no rising sun badge) in the centre, attached with three screws. Beneath that, a brass badge of Australia.

Historical information

Probably donated by Commercial Club Albury

Inscriptions & Markings

"Diggers Day Commercial Club Albury the 30-12-1939"

Letter

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Photocopy of a handwritten letter. Single page.

Historical information

From collection of photographs and cuttings dedicated to the memory of WILKINSON JOHN HUDSON : Service Number - 400444 : Date of birth - 18 Feb 1914 : Place of birth - RUTHERGLEN VIC : Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE : Next of Kin - WILKINSON HUDSON. Wilkinson was awarded the distinguished flying cross in March 1944 and tragically killed in action over Germany also in 1944. See also 237 and 240.

Postcard

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Postcard with a colour drawing of a man wearing a brown suit, holding a cane and cigarette. White background. Handwritten message on back.

Historical information

From the album of WWI soldier William West (1268) of the 29 Infantry Battalion, 5th Pioneers Battalion. This collection of postcards, photographs and clippings were sent between William and his family and loved ones during the years he was on active service. See also 207 and 220.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: "St Kilda is awfully rippin'. I'm thinking of buying the place. Eh! What?"

Unframed photograph

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Black and white photograph of six soldiers sitting at table outside cafe

Historical information

Photograph of group of soldiers (2/5 Aust Inf Bn) on leave at unknown location

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten in green on rear "boys were on three day tour at the time" Joe Foley "Bull" Allen, Hugh....Snowy Clark, Geo.Finch and Alf Hugh sends them with his kindest regards

Memorbilia - Soldier's Pay Book

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Yellow covered Soldiers Pay Book with black writing of VX32816 Green, John Strobel. Has the Australian Crest in the middle of the cover.

Inscriptions & Markings

Army No. VX32816. Pay Book No: C279807. Surname: Green. Christian Names: John Strobel. Unit: . Australian Military Forces. Soldier's Pay Book. Continuation.

Framed Medal - Gallipoli Star

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Timber look frame containing medal on yellow/blue/red ribbon and paper with black writing on grey cardboard surround.

Historical information

Gallipoli Star Medal 1914-1915 The Gallipoli Star was to be awarded to survivors of the Anzac landing but a political dispute of the exclusion of British Soldiers saw the idea withdrawn. This full size accurate replica was presented in the early 1990's to the remaining survivor of the 1915 Gallipoli landing.

Inscriptions & Markings

Gallipoli Star Medal 1914-1915 The Gallipoli Star was to be awarded to survivors of the Anzac landing but a political dispute of the exclusion of British Soldiers saw the idea withdrawn. This full size accurate replica was presented in the early 1990's to the remaining survivor of the 1915 Gallipoli landing.

Framed Certificate - W R Smith

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Timber framed certificate of appreciation from the Borough of Wangaratta

Inscriptions & Markings

For King & Empire Borough of Wangaratta The Mayor, Councillors, and Ratepayers of the Borough of Wangaratta Hereby place on record their Thanks and Appreciation for the conduct of W. R Smith who served his King and Country in the Great War, which commenced 4th August, 1914. He Answered His Countrys Call.

Minature Model Aircraft

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Spitfire. Small khaki plane with red spot within a blue circle on wings and yellow blue and white circles around red dot on sides

Inscriptions & Markings

KLB P9398 Image of Kiwi bird near cockpit.

Framed Roll of Honour - Everton

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Carved timber frame and mounting with two columns with16 names in gold coloured paint

Historical information

St Hilda's Church Everton, WW1 Roll of Honour

Significance

Honour Roll in remembrance of those from the Everton Community in Victoria who went to WW1

Inscriptions & Markings

"St Hilda's Church Everton' "Roll of Honour" "The Great War 1914 to 1918" Sister Bennett/Heywood G/Heywood R/Levett W/Lowry F/Mason T.A/Mason E.H/Mason H.G/MacKay M/Morrison J/Morrison W/Norman W/Rickards R/Steens C.T/Ward C/Welch J.