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Minature Model Aircraft Flying Tiger

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Curtis Commando C46. Large white plane with blue stripe down the sides.

Inscriptions & Markings

Flying Tiger Line

Newspaper Cutting - Australians Bomb Berlin

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Newspaper cutting

Historical information

Photograph of Flight Sergeants J W Scott, Ballarat, G. E. Eriksen, Balmain, A.R.T Boys, Dulwich Hill, Sgt C. E Adair, Swan Hill, B R Jones, Wyandra, J H Wilkinson, Rutherglen, E L Tull (RAF) and K G Campbell of Willoughby taken prior to a raid on Berlin. 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.

Book - Propeller Log Book

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Grey cardboard book with spine bound in blue fabric

Historical information

Australian Army Cessna used during Vietnam War - Logbook contains service history between 1/5/1978 to 28/1/2011 when propeller was removed from aircraft. Contained inside sleeve attached to inside rear cover is cardboard record detailing service history between 17/7/1967 and 6/8/1974

Inscriptions & Markings

Symbol containing Department of Transport Australia Propeller Log Book Serial No 61209 Log Book No One

Framed photograph

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Brown timber frame and cream coloured mount containing photograph of large group of airmen

Historical information

RAAF Radio & Radar Trainee Mechanics 1941-42

Inscriptions & Markings

Plaque -RAAF Radio & Radar Trainee Mechanics 1941-42 at Exhibition Building Melbourne

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

Envelope Art

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Cream paper envelope with coloured picture of sun setting over water with palm trees in foreground

Historical information

Envelope Art made during WW2

Inscriptions & Markings

Top left - ACF in red star / AIR MAIL Top right - postage stamp Right side Mrs M MacDonald "Monald" 32 Grey Street Wangaratta Victoria Australia

Framed photo of Douglas R. Schultz

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Timber framed photo of Life Member - Douglas SCHULTZ

Historical information

Enlisted with the army in 1943. Served in the Islands with the 52nd Com. Ack Ack Regiment. Discharged in 1946. First joined Rutherglen Sub-Branch in 1946 then transferred to Wangaratta Sub-Branch in 1956. Doug was made Life Member in December 1987

Inscriptions & Markings

DOUGLAS R. SCHULTZ

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

Honour Board - Women's Auxiliary - Treasurers

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Brown timber look laminate five sided with RSL Women's Auxiliary crest with one column of names in gold coloured paint

Historical information

Wangaratta RSL Sub branch Women's Auxiliary Honour Board of Treasurers from 1955 to present day

Significance

On the 18/5/2018 the Women's Auxiliary celebrated its Centenary and is believed to be one of the oldest if not the oldest RSL Women's Auxiliary in Victoria.

Inscriptions & Markings

Wangaratta Sub Branch Treasurers

Brooch

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Clear plastic heart shaped brooch with crown above eagle with pin attached at rear

Historical information

RAF Sweetheart Brooch made in the 1930's from Lucite acrylic

Book - Cartoon - World at War

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Book without cover containing 60 plus cream coloured pages of cartoons

Historical information

A history of sixty cartoons with text by David LOW a New Zealander of Scottish-Irish parentage. In 1919 he started work in London. His cartoons on world affairs had a wide reputation in Europe before the war were banned in Germany in 1936.

Inscriptions & Markings

World at War A history in Sixty Cartoons with a narrative text by LOW

Postcard

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Postcard with a sepia coloured photograph of St Kilda Esplanade. 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.

Honour Board - Wangaratta and District Victory Roll

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Marble Victory Roll irregular shape, with carved side columns outlined in gold paint surrounded by retangular black painted timber frame. Six columns of names in black.

Historical information

Wangaratta and District Victory Roll - list of names of Nurses and AIF personnel who served during 1914-1918 Refer to item 38.1

Significance

Thousands of honour boards were made to commemorate soldiers who served in the First World War. The number of honour boards crafted reflects the immense loss felt in communities and families and the importance for them of remembering those who served and died. This is the Wangaratta and District Victory Roll, including the names of nurses and AIF personnel from the region.

Inscriptions & Markings

Wangaratta and District Victory Roll Nurses Australian Imperial Forces 1914-1918

Embroidered Postcard

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

White rectangular postcard with embroidered foliate and flowers bordering a message. Handwritten message on back.

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: "Remind / France" (embroidered) Back: "1268 2 of 5 Pioneers Battalion" "Egypt / May 28 1916" "My dear Alice just a PC to let you know I'm well and hope you are all the same I got a letter from you yesterday and Enid PC but I have not got the money yet did you ??? if you need not send enny more till I send for it well I have not seen joe since you say you are goin gto town for a trip it will not hurt you i wish I was going to will my eyes are a bit weak yet it is the sand and flys. well this is all at present. Best love to all from your loving husband Will xxxxx"

Photo Album

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Dark Blue leather bound album with red leather strap and silver plastic clasp

Historical information

Photograph album belonging to Eric Hamilton VX42389 2/32nd Inf Bat AIF containing over 300 black and white images/photographs taken during WW2 in the Middle East at Tobruk, Libian Desert,Syria, Aleppo, Damascus,Beirut, Egypt, Palestine,Tele-a-Viv, Jerusalem and Gaza. Images include battles, cemeteries, ruins, cities and local way of life. Inside rear cover is a photograph of large group of nurses from the 4th A.G.H. Below each image is a hand written text in white ink. There are two images of "Jock Sparks"

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover - Eric Gibson Hamilton VX42389 2/32nd Inf. Bat. A.I.F

Postcard

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Postcard with a black and white photograph of a soldier in uniform. He is standing in front of a plain white background. Handwritten message on the 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.

Unframed Photographs - K.W. Truscott

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Three coloured photographs of head stones in cemetery

Historical information

Keith William "Bluey" TRUSCOTT 400213 Awarded DFC & Bar - Born 17/5/1916 Prahran Victoria WW2 RAAF Squadron Leader and Ace fighter pilot who served in Europe, South West Pacific and Milne Bay. Played Australian Football for Melbourne Football Club. Died at sea and buried at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth Western Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

400213 Squadron Leader K.W. Truscott DFC & Bar Royal Australian Air Force 28th March 1943 Aged 26 In Loving Memory of our Darling Son His duty nobly done.

Document - Service History - Major Herbert James SHANNON

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Two pages of cream coloured paper with black typing below rising sun crest centred in ornate border.

Historical information

Empire research/service history of Major Herbert James SHANNON 2314 8th Light Horse AIF - Enlisted 21/6/1915 aged 40 years 9 months - Served Dardanelles, Egypt, Palestine and Sinai - Batles Gallipoli, The Nek, 2nd Gaza, Beersheba, Tel El Khuweilfe, At Huj Led Charge during the Es Salt Raid, Tiberias, Damascus. Awarded Distinguished Service Order Mentioned in Dispatches VD 1914/5 Star British War Medal Victory Medal. Discharged 6/10/1919.

Inscriptions & Markings

Service No 2312

Framed Photograph with Medals - J.H.Wilkinson DFC

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Brown timber frame containing 5 metal medals, photograph of Airman, flying patch and plague on red felt background

Historical information

Pilot Officer Wilkinson 400444 was seconded from the RAAF to the RAF flying missions over Germany. His gallantry earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross in March 1944 for numerous successful missions over Germany. He was Killed in Action on 30th of August 1944.

Inscriptions & Markings

Bronze Plaque: Service Number 400444 P.,O. John W. Wilkinson DFC Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross March 1944 Killed in Action over Germany August 1944

Framed photo

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Brown timber frame containing photograph of large group of soldiers and band members in an open field.

Historical information

Comfort Funds Distribution of Xmas Boxes to A.I.F 1918

Inscriptions & Markings

Distribution of "Comfort Fund" Xmas Boxes to A.I.F. Longbridge Deverall, March 1918

Box

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Black box containing gold star shaped badge with red crown above Australian coat of arms

Historical information

Badge received by Dorothy Kiely in 2012 on the 70th anniversary of the Australian Women's Land Army. The Australian Women’s Land Army (AWLA) was formed during the Second World War to combat rising labour shortages in the farming sector. From December 1941, when Japan entered the war, the nation’s need to build up its armed forces was placed above the needs of other industries. Agricultural labour was steadily diverted to the armed services and war industry To meet the shortfall in rural labour, State and private women’s land organisations were organised, modelled on those established in Great Britain during the First and Second World Wars. A national body was formed on 27 July 1942 under the jurisdiction of the Director General of Manpower. While policy was devised by the Commonwealth Government, the organisation of the AWLA remained State-based. An extensive recruiting campaign was undertaken for new members. Most members of the existing land armies were later incorporated into the AWLA as well.

Inscriptions & Markings

Badge:-Australian Women's Land Army 70th Anniversary 2012 Box:- top in gold lettering 70th Anniversary of the Australian Women's Land Army

Envelope Art

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Cream paper envelope with coloured sketch of male in yellow bathtub

Historical information

WW2 Envelope Art

Inscriptions & Markings

Top left - BY AIR MAIL Top right - postage stamp Left side - AIF Censor stamp Right side Mrs M MacDonald "Monald" 32 Grey Street Wangaratta Victoria Australia Top Left - "Some Saturday Night Perhaps!"

Framed photograph

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Large brown carved timber frame with inner gold painted edge, brown mount containing photograph of solder in front of horse drawn canon

Historical information

Photograph of unknown WW1 solider - Light Horse

Colour Patches - 8th Light Horse

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Two woollen patches of the 8th Light Horse Regiment. Both patches are for the right arm. They are blue and yellow on the diagonal, with yellow being at the bottom. Has white woollen cloth on the back.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

Booklet - Wangaratta Sub Branch - Annual Report and Balance Sheet

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Green and white cardboard covered booklet with black RSL crest and type.

Historical information

Wangaratta Sub Branch - Annual Report and Balance Sheet For the year ending 31st December 1965

Inscriptions & Markings

Wangaratta Sub Branch - Annual Report and Balance Sheet For the year ending 31st December 1965

Small binoculars and case

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Khaki coloured canvass case with carry strap containing metal Binoculars

Historical information

Binoculars used in the field

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial number 150918 Binoculars prism No 2 Mk 2, magnification x6. O.S, 108 M.A.

Leather Belt with Large Buckle

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Dark brown leather belt with large rusted buckle. Belt is made up of three bits of leather, sewn together.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

Red Sash X2

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Red sashes made from woven fabric with red cording at the bottom.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

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

Mini postcard with a blue grey design.

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 "situation shortly vacant / with good prospects of a rise"

Envelope Art

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Cream paper envelope with sketch of three tall palm trees in front of mountains

Historical information

WW2 Envelope Art

Inscriptions & Markings

Top left - By Air Mail Top right - postage stamp Left side - AIF Censor stamp Right side - Mrs M MacDonald "Monald" 32 Grey Street Wangaratta Victoria Australia

Framed photograph - Aircrew Training

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Black frame with gold insert, cream mounting with gold, black and white photo of numerous planes and the aircrew walking away from them. The closest plane has the number 268. The back of the frame has wire hangings, cream backing with framers tape around it.

Historical information

DH Tiger Moth Aircraft were used by the RAAF as elementary trainers in the empire air training scheme of 1940-44 during which time Australia trained 27,387 aircrew members.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: Aircrew Training. DH Tiger Moth Aircraft were used by the RAAF as elementary trainers in the empire air training scheme of 1940-44 during which time Australia trained 27,387 aircrew members. Royal Australian Air Force No.11 in a series of 25.

Salt and pepper shakers

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Silver plated salt and pepper shakers

Inscriptions & Markings

Salt and pepper shakers with embossing showing Flag and M.V. ETTRICK.

Ticket

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Cream coloured parchment with fluted edging, blue printed wording with yellow and blue diagonal strip top left corner.

Historical information

Wangaratta Troop 8th Light Horse Annual Ball St Patrick's Hall Wangaratta, Tuesday June 11, 1940 - SSM W.A. McDonald, Hon Sec Tickets 3/-. The Ball was planned but was cancelled due to the War.

Inscriptions & Markings

Wangaratta Troop 8th Light Horse Annual Ball Tuesday June 11 1940

Book - Manual of Protection Against Gas and Air Raids

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Red cardboard cover containing three booklets tied together with a black shoelace

Historical information

WW2 Guidelines for the protection against gas in the field, respirators and passive air defence.

Inscriptions & Markings

Manual of Protection Against Gas and Air Raids

WWII Helmet

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

WWII Helmet which has been painted green.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil.

Minature Model Aircraft

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Berliner Joyce OJ2. Khaki body, yellow wings, cream tail & fin. Red, white & blue stars on wings.

Inscriptions & Markings

U.S Army 34

Honour Board - School and District South Wangaratta

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Timber Honour Board containing 48 names within two side columns

Historical information

The item was presented by John Wilson LAW to the South Wangaratta School and District to honour the men who served in the First World War. John Wilson LAW was the father of two those who served. These men were either born, worked or enlisted at Wangaratta prior to serving their country in the First World War. Private William John LAW 1221 - 19 years - Born Murchison in Victoria. Occupation Carpenter Next of Kin - Father John Wilson LAW of Wangaratta Joined 2-3-1916 Enlisted at Wangaratta Unit 37th Battalion. Embarked Melbourne 3-6-1916 HMAT Persic A34 Discharged 21-9-1919. Private Joseph Henry LAW 986 - 21 years Born Euroa in Victoria Occupation Labourer Next of Kin - Mother Mrs Robert (Esther) LAW of Yatte Yattah - 18 NSW Joined 29-3-1915 Enlisted at Wangaratta Unit 24th Battalion. Embarked Melbourne 10-5-1915 HMAT Euripidies A14 Killed in Action 29-7-1916 France. Private Norman William FOSTER 7785 -18 1/2 years - Born Wangaratta in Victoria Occupation Labourer Next of Kin - Sister Mrs William (Florence) McLean of Wangaratta Joined 15-7-1915 Enlisted at Melbourne Unit 54th Battalion Killed in Action 1-9-1918 France Private James Archibald McCORMICK 3195 - 19 years Born Wangaratta Occupation Engineer Next of Kin Father Samuel McCormick Enlisted Melbourne 27-7-1915 Embarked 26/11/1915 Unit 24th Battalion Killed in Action 5-8-1916 France Private Roland Caractacus HUGHES 3134(3131) - 20 years 5 months Born Wangaratta Occupation Blacksmith Next of Kin Father Roland W Hughes Joined 21-10-1915 Enlisted at Seymour 7th REIN 24th Battalion Embarked 26-11-1915 Wounded - GSW Leg and thigh RTA Discharged 11-10-1917 Private James Kelly O'CALLAGHAN 1250 - 22 years Born Mansfield Occupation Labourer Next of Kin Father John O'Callaghan Swanpool via Benalla Joined 6-3-1916 Enlisted at Wangaratta 37th/59th Battalions Embarked 3-6-1916 Wounded GSW Face and arm. RTA 30-1-1918 Discharged 2-7-1918 Private Samuel William DAVISON 6793 - 22 years 5 months Born Benalla Occupation Baker - Employer A Watson of Wangaratta Next of Kin Mother Mrs Ellen Tutty of South Wangaratta Enlisted Melbourne 3-1-1917 21/24th Battalions Embarked 11-5-1917 Wounded 9-8-1918 GSW Arm RTA 16-4-1920 (with wife) Discharged 26-7-1920 Private William Leslie HUNTER (Depot) 18 years 2 months Born Yan Yean Occupation Farmer/Labourer Next of Kin Father William James Hunter of Wangaratta Joined 18-2-1916 Enlisted Wangaratta 3-4-1916 Discharged at Seymour on 26-5-1916 Medically Unfit due to Diabetes

Inscriptions & Markings

Top "School & District/Roll of Honour/South Wangaratta/For King & Country" Bottom 'The Great War/Presented by JW LAW. ESQ./1914 to 1919"

Newspaper - Guinea Gold

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Two page cream coloured newspaper with black print.

Historical information

Two page newspaper containing news from home.

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Edition Guinea Gold Volume 3 No 266 Sunday August 12 1945

Framed Print

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Dark timber frame with gold edging of Aussie Diggers and campaign ribbons 1901-2001. Rising Sun badge on top centre, Australian Flag left top corner. All campaign ribbons across the bottom

Inscriptions & Markings

The Australian Army 1901-2001 "The Spirit - Ordinary people - Extraordinary Service"

Postcard

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Colour postcard with a photograph of the St Kilda Baths. 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.

Envelope Art

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Cream paper envelope with coloured sketch of palm tree and flag pole with red cross flag next to thatched hut

Historical information

WW2 Envelope Art

Inscriptions & Markings

Top left - BY AIR MAIL Top right - postage stamp Centre - AIF Censor stamp Right side - Mrs M MacDonald "Monald" 32 Grey Street Wangaratta Victoria Australia crossed out - 5 ? Street Glen Iris Melbourne. Bottom - "Dressing station" Bottom left - Bill 1943

Framed Pennant - 24th Australian Inf Bn. (AIF)

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Two clear perspex sheets containing green pennant with red and diamond shape symbol, gold coloured writing and fringe below with metal plaque.

Historical information

24th Aust.Inf.Bn. (AIF) pennant/banner

Inscriptions & Markings

24th Aust Inf Bn. (AIF) 1939-45 I HOLD FAST Plaque - No 1 Banner Presented to The Wangaratta Club by the 24th Aust Inf Bn (AIF) 1939-45 on 15-9-84

Framed Photograph - North Wangaratta State School Honour Board

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Ornate carved wooden frame containing black and white photograph of the North Wangaratta State School Honour Board

Historical information

Refer to number 3

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: North Wangaratta State School Roll of Honour, The Great War 1914 to 1919, followed by 52 names. Back: Written in ink; J.L. Bell East Wangaratta. Sticker; Courtney's Thelma Studio, photographers & picture frame makers. We specialise in enlargements and guarantee our work to be the best that art can produce. Appointments in Town or Country attended to. We carry a complete stock of stationery and fancy goods, Christmas cards and novelties etc, and all school requisites. T. Courtney Proprietor, Phone 55

Framed Photograph - Col. H J SHANNON D.S.O.,V.D.

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Brown timber frame containing sepia photograph of Army Officer

Historical information

First President Wangaratta RSL 1928 Colonel H J Shannon D.S.O., V.D.

Inscriptions & Markings

Col. J. J. Shannon D.S.O., V.D. - First President Wangaratta RSL. 1928 Colonel Shannon became the 1st President of the Wangaratta RSL when it was organised under Anzac House and the present constitution. He was born at Bowman's Forest in 1874 and died in Wangaratta in 1960. He served in the Victorian Mounted Rifles at the turn of the century, rose to the rank of Captain and commanded the Wangaratta Detachment and Company - this later became the 8th Light Horse Regiment. In 1915 he embarked as Major in the 8th Light Horse and served in Gallipoli, Sinai, Palestine and Syria whee he commanded the 8th Squadron. Later he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and commanded the Regiment. During the Amman raids, he won the D.S.O at El Salt. This award was presented to him by the Duke of Clarence. In post war period he commanded the 8th Australian Light Horse and later as Colonel of the 3rd Cavalry Brigade During the second world war Colonel Shannon came from retirement to organise the V.D.C in North East Victoria.

Shoulder straps

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Two long canvas straps with metal buckle and each with canvas pocket and felt shoulder padding.

Historical information

Two shoulder straps property of deceased RSL member Robert SLOAN.

Significance

Robert's son Glen believes these were used by his father during the assault and battle of Tarakan.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

Framed Medals - Private Henry JONES

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Brown timber frame with maroon velvet background, 8 medals, photo of Private Jones and enlistment history. Also includes rising sun badge and the word Australia in bronze.

Historical information

Set of medals awarded to Private Henry JONES who enlisted at Wangaratta on 25th July 1940 in the 2/23rd Battalion 2nd A.I.F. Henry was twice wounded and spent time in the Alexandra hospital after being wounded at Tobruk. He was discharged from the army on 26th of September 1945.

Inscriptions & Markings

VX48340. Pte. Henry G Jones, 2/23rd Battalion 2nd A.I.F. Enlisted at Wangaratta 25/7/1940, Twice wounded in action. Discharged 26th September. 1945

Butter knife

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Stainless steel blade with 303 used bullet as handle

Historical information

Butter knife which was used by crew when dining in the mess whilst on board HMAS Uralba

Inscriptions & Markings

HMAS Uralba inscribed on blade

Framed Photo and medal - Leslie V Clark 2829

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Black frame with dark green background mounted with circular photograph of a soldier and star shaped medal with red white and blue ribbon

Historical information

World War 1 service of Leslie Victor Clark 2829 awarded the Gallipoli Medal.

Inscriptions & Markings

Plaque: Service Number - 2829 Full Name - Leslie Victor Clark - 8th Battalion A.I.F "Blood and Bandits" Overseas from 7/7,1915 Returned to Australia 30/6/1916

Envelope Art

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Cream paper envelope with drawing of two soldiers walking side by side

Historical information

WW2 Envelope Art

Inscriptions & Markings

Top left - AIR MAIL Top right - postage stamp Centre - AIF Censor stamp Right side Mrs M MacDonald "Monald" 32 Grey Street Wangaratta Victoria Australia Bottom left - "Who pinched Puds bottle?"