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Waverley RSL Sub Branch Glen Waverley, Victoria

The Glen Waverley Sub-Branch of the Returned Servicemen’s League, Victoria was formed on the 9th September 1950, when 25 Returned Servicemen met at the Mechanic’s Institute Hall (The Waverley Hall) Springvale Road, Black Flat.
In 1960, our name was changed from Glen Waverley Sub-Branch to the Waverley Sub-Branch, at the time the City of Waverley was created from the Shire of Mulgrave.
In 1963, an adjoining block of land was acquired and the first major expansion of our club rooms took place.
In 1968, Membership by this time, had increased to over 200 ordinary members.Membership now exceeds 4000.
Our collection of memorabilla items include Medals, Military Artifacts, Trench Art, Photographs,Commemorative items and Badges. For further information on any of our item- Click on the email enquiry link on this page.

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161 Coleman Parade. Glen Waverley 3150 (map)
phone
+61 03 9803 2872

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Closed for renovation

Entry Fee

Visitors - By appointment only during renovation

Location

161 Coleman Parade Glen Waverley Victoria

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Medals, Military Artifacts, Trench Art, Photographs,Commemorative items and Badges.

Significance

Our aim is to preserve the heritage of the Men and Women who have served their Country both in peace time and in times of conflict.

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Ammunition

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

11 rounds of various caliber Korean War Vintage

Plaque Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia - Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Metal insignia of Australian Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia mountd on a wooden shield

Historical information

Presented to th Waverley RSL Womens Auxiliary in appreciation of your contribution to our welfare work 2010

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to th Waverley RSL Womens Auxiliary in appreciation of your contribution to our welfare work 2010

Christmas Card / Menu - Christmas Greetings

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Christmas card / Menu for the H.M.A.S. Commonwealth 1951 at Kure Japan. Map shows Japan and Korea where shore base was in service until 1956

Historical information

Card was hand drawn to celebrate Christmas 1951 at H.M.A.S. Commonwealth .HMAS Commonwealth was a former Royal Australian Navy administered shore base located in Kure, Japan. The base was previously run by the British as HMS Commonwealth, the base was renamed HMAS Commonwealth on 1 October 1948 until it ceased operation , at which time the base was transferred to Japanese control HMAS Commonwealth(Establishment) was then transferred from 28 Apr 1952 19 Apr 1956 to Korea

Inscriptions & Markings

Xmas Greetings H.M.A.S. Commonwealth

Badge (lapel) ANZAC 25bn

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Enamel on brass badge top half of diamond is dark blue and the lower half light blue with a yellow enamel "A" superimposed. Rear has a stamped makers mark

Historical information

Presented to the members of 25Bn. AIF who served at Gallipoli

Significance

Presented to Sig. Henry Claude Roussac 1737

Inscriptions & Markings

A

Plaque Papua New Guinae Defence Forces - Papua New Guinae Defence Forces

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden plaque 15cm x 13cm

Inscriptions & Markings

Papua New Guinae Defence Forces

Murray's Tobacco Tin

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Murray's tobacco tin c1940 still sealed and containing tobacco

Historical information

Owned by W. H. Brown S/Sgt 4th Anti tank Regiment Malaya Reputed to have said " If you see me smoking those cigarettes (tobacco) I've just won Tatts"

Inscriptions & Markings

Front Murray's Erinmore Cigarette Tobacco Two Ounces Rear Murray and Sons Ltd. Tobacco Snuff and Cigarettes Belfast Ireland Established 1810

Bronze Bust Roy Longmore

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Bronze bust of Roy Longmore With photo of Roy in uniform and a photo of the presentation ceromony showing Mal Carson Sub-branch president Roy Longmore's son Eric and the sculptor Cameron McFarlane

Historical information

see item d/0202

Print Gentlemen The Queen - Gentlemen The Queen

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Colour print of a painting by Albert Chevallier Taylor in wooden frame Glass fronted

Historical information

Original Painting in Bendigo Art Gallery PAINTING WON'T HANG IN MESS BENDIGO intends to keep its big oil painting, "Gentlemen - the Queen," hanging in the Shamrock Hotel in Pall Mall. i The painting is on loan to the hotel from the Bendigo Art Gallery. And It's badly wanted at the officers' mess of the Royal Australian Artillery, 3rd Div., in Batman av., Melbourne. A formal application for It was made, In writing, to the Art Gallery by Brigadier W. Hall, commanding offlfncer. But Art Gallery members at their meeting yesterday said "No." Lending it or giving it away would "create a dan- gerous precedent for the Gallery," they decided. . "Any anyway," said Mr. W. Little, the Gallery's curator, "Brig. Hall has erred in thinking the men depicted in the painting are artillerymen. "They're offlfflcers In the Duke of Connaught's Light Infantry." But in Melbourne last night Brigadier Hall, keenly disappointed, said: VI have been told the picture was painted in the Royal Artil- lery mess at Woolwich, In England. "I have never dauhted the men are artillerymen, be- cause they wear the gun- ners' blue mess Jacket, scar- let cuffs and scarlet waist- coat." The Argus Tuesday 8 September 1953 Digitalised http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/23307813/1762840?zoomLevel=3

Inscriptions & Markings

Copy by Survey Regiment 1986

Aircraft Shells

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Aircraft Shells

Prayer Book - Book

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Miniture 9cm x 5cm red soft cover booklet

Safe Conduct Pass

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Paper sheet ~A5

Inscriptions & Markings

Safe Cinduct Pass in English and Korean instructions

Minutes of Inaugural Women's Auxiliary Meeting

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Framed hand written minutes of Minutes of Inaugural Women's Auxiliary Meeting held 8th of May 1951

Inscriptions & Markings

The original minutes of this meetingare shown being presented by the Foundation President to the Waverley RSL Memorabillia Officer Bob Leach. Joyce is being ably assisted by Foundation Secretary Joy Chivers and Foundation Treasurer Ellen Webster (left) and foundation Vice-President Rita Foot (right)

Photograph Seymour 1936 4Div. RAE 2nd and 6th Field Co. - Seymour 1936 4Div. RAE 2nd and 6th Field Co.

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Photograph Black and white mounted on a grey cardboard backing bearing the photographers imprint H M Walker 117 Collins Street Melbourne

Inscriptions & Markings

Seymour 1936 4Div. RAE 2nd and 6th Field Co H M Walker 117 Collins Street Melbourne.

Plaque Historic RSL & RAC Badges - Historic RSL & RAC Badges

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden Plaque 15cm x 13cm

Inscriptions & Markings

Historic RSL & RAC Badges

Plaque H.M.A.S. Nirimba - H.M.A.S. Nirimba

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden Plaque 15cm x 13cm with insignia ofH.M.A.S. Nirimba

Historical information

HMAS Nirimba was a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) training base located at the former RAAF Station Schofields at Schofields, New South Wales, Australia. The University of Western Sydney, Nirimba Campus now occupy the site, which was also the scene of dress rehearsals for the 2000 Olympic Games opening ceremony

Inscriptions & Markings

H.M.A.S. Nirimba

Disassembly tool

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Tool to remove magazine foot plate, and to dissasemble bolt and gas chamber of Mauser K98k carbine

Inscriptions & Markings

Mundlos 1937

Plaque H.M.A.S. Hobart

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden plaque with insignia of H.M.A.S. Hobart

Historical information

HMAS Hobart (D63), a Leander class light cruiser acquired from the Royal Navy in 1938, and operating until 1962. HMAS Hobart (D 39), a Perth class guided missile destroyer commissioned in 1965 and decommissioned in 2000. HMAS Hobart (DDGH 39), lead ship of the Hobart class air warfare destroyers, scheduled to enter service in March 2016

Plaque City of Melbourne Sqn. 21 R.A.A.F.

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden Plaque 15cm x 13cm

Inscriptions & Markings

Plaque City of Melbourne Sqn. 21 R.A.A.F.

Returned from Active Service Badge

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Brass Returned from Active Service Badge

Historical information

Issued to W. J. Woodyard

Significance

he Returned from Active Service Badge (RASB) is issued to Australian Defence Force personnel who have rendered warlike service. Its purpose is to enable individuals to display their involvement in warlike service while in civilian attire, where the wearing of a medal denoting such service is not appropriate or possible. The ability for veterans to wear a badge recognising the service and sacrifice involved in rendering war service to Australia is a befitting tribute to these veterans. As the award of the RASB is not governed by statute, it has been the practice of Australian Governments to determine conditions of eligibility for each conflict in accordance with the circumstances existing at the time. Contemporarily, it is awarded automatically with the Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 and current Australian Active Service Medal http://www.vvaa.org.au/rasb.htm

Canister cleaning kit for .303 Enfield

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Nickel plated brass canister with two removable screw ends containing oil with applicator and brass weighted cord pullthrough with brush for cleaning and mainenance of .303 Enfield rifle

Historical information

The cleaning kit was issued with all lee enfield .303 rifles. They were kept in a chamber in the butt and covered by a hinged cover. Cleaning of rifles was imperative to allow the rifles to function consistently especially in field conditions.

Plaque Australian Staff College Queenscliffe - Australian Staff College Queenscliffe

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden Plaque 15cm x 13cm

Historical information

At the end of World War II, the Federal Government decided to increase the strength of the post-war Regular Army and Cabinet gave approval for the establishment of a Staff College in Australia. On 27 February 1946, the Staff School (Australia) was re-named the Australian Staff College. Authority was given to raise the College and to locate it at Fort Queenscliff. Because the Fort was not ready for immediate occupation, a temporary home was found for the College, in June 1946, at the School of Infantry, Seymour Victoria. On 26 October 1946, the advance party of the College arrived at Fort Queenscliff and the first staff course to be conducted at the new College began in January 1947. Only in November 1979, after much thought and discussion, was it decided that the Australian Army Staff College would have a permanent home at Fort Queenscliff. On 1 January 1982, the College was renamed the Command and Staff College. This reflected the new aim of the Course which included both command and staff aspects. New support facilities were opened at Crow’s Nest Barracks in 1985 and work began in 1986 on the new instruction block at Fort Queenscliff. On 29 January 1988, the new Military Instructional Facility (MIF) was officially opened by the then Chief of the General Staff (CGS). The MIF features a lecture hall, a model room, syndicate rooms, computer centre, and library. Major rebuilding of the Officers Mess and Mess Accommodation was completed in mid-1990. By December 1996, 1224 officers had graduated from the Command and Staff College. The last course conducted under single service auspices, graduated in December 2000, thus bringing to a close a successful 62 years of Command and Staff College operation. http://www.fortqueenscliff.com.au/page11.htm

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Staff College Queenscliffe

Plaque Royal Marine Commando Gibraltar - Royal Marine Commando Gibraltar

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden Plaque Royal Marine Commando Gibraltar

Historical information

The word Gibraltar refers to the Great Siege of Gibraltar by French and Spanish forces, from 1779 to 1783, in support of the American Revolution. It was awarded in 1827 by George IV as a special distinction for the services of four of the old Army Marine regiments (Queen's Own Marines, 1st Marines, 2nd Marines, 3rd Marines) in holding that fortress against determined assaults, despite extreme privation. There are no other battle honours displayed on the colours of the four battalion-sized units of the current Corps. The Latin motto "Per Mare Per Terram" translates into English as "By Sea By Land" describing how the Royal Marines both attack and defend. The fouled anchor, incorporated into the emblem in 1747, is the badge of the Lord High Admiral and shows that the Corps is part of the Naval Service. Per Mare Per Terram ("By Sea By Land"), the motto of the Marines, is believed to have been used for the first time in 1775.

Inscriptions & Markings

Royal Marine Commando Gibraltar

Print Victory over Malta 20/12/41 - Victory over Malta 20/12/41

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Print of Painting Victory over Malta showing a Hurricane Night Fighter downing a Junkers JU88 By Geoff Lea

Inscriptions & Markings

Victory over Malta

Slouch Hat

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Felt slouch hat with Rising Sun bagde and drill band with no unit patch

Historical information

This hat was worn by Muarice C. W. Bowden 1st. Australiaqn Flying Sqn. Middle East 1916 accompanied by Photo d/0240

bank note 100 lire Italian

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

100 lire Italian bank note

Historical information

Liberated during WWII in Italy

Plaque Naval Millitary Club - Naval Millitary Club

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Wooden Plaque 15cm x 13cm

Inscriptions & Markings

Naval Millitary Club

Field Telephone

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Khaki - Green colour box container containg handset and controls

Inscriptions & Markings

Tele.set D Mk.V printed on lid in cream colour Wiring diagram and use instructions attached inside lid section on black plates.

Cap Korea 50th Aniversary

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Blue cloth cap embroiderd

Historical information

Issued as a souvenir to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War

Inscriptions & Markings

United Nations Emblem and 50th Anivereary of Korean War(front) 1953-2003 (sides) Freedom is Not Free (back)

Soldiers Demobilisation record books

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Demobilization Booklet Record of Service Booklet Albert Beale

Historical information

Issued to Albert Beale (Dispatch Rider)

News paper Cutting Chaplain-Captain F. H. King

Waverley RSL Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Cutting of a lithographic picture showing Chaplain-Captain F. H. King giving away "The Age" (News paper) to Australian troops in Egypt 1917

Historical information

Captain Frank Herbert King was born in the Parish of St. Saviors in the borough of Brougham London March 5th 1875. He was educated in theology at St. Augustine's College Durban University. He went on to serve for 2 1/2 years in South Africa during the Boer Wars and then re-enlisted in the A.I.F.16th November 1916 when he listed his address as "The Vicarage Sunshine Victoria" and listed his wife as "Kathleen King" “Revd McCoy announced his intention of moving to the parish of Deniliquin in October 1915. He was replaced by F.H. King. Though the parish could not house him, he came in November. King was a typical “new broom”. In January 1916, at his instigation, the parish agreed to change its hymn book to Ancient and Modern. This decision could be viewed as a “churchmanship” matter, one of many that happened in these years. He pushed through the building of the vicarage, from tender in January to blessed and occupied by June. At the Annual General Meeting, King described 1915 as a trying time in the church and looked forward to a happier and more prosperous time during 1916. At a special vestry meeting, 3 November 1916, King announced that he had accepted an appointment by the Archbishop for service at the front, and that he had been instructed to prepare to go abroad. It was decided in his absence the parish use lay-readers, with periodic visits by clergy for Holy Communion. On 12 November, King thanked the parish for their loyalty and their devotion to him and the church. In return the parish presented him with a wrist watch. The parish was not formally vacant; just without a vicar. In September 1917, the Archbishop wrote advising that King had resigned. He appointed the Rev. W. Green to the parish, but Green declined.”(1) He was sent to Egypt where he administered to the Australian Stationary Hospital Australian 3rd and 5th light horse brigades. His Army record states he was Invalided and Completion of Duty 12 July 1918. He was later awarded th Order of the British Empire (OBE) 1 “The Junction” a history of St Mark’s Sunshine

Significance

The picture of Chaplain-Captain F.H. King was carried in the Bible of Sig. H. C. Roussac ( a Gallipoli veteran) during his service with the A.I.F. in France. It can only be assumed that F.H.King had a profound effect on Sig. Roussac.

Inscriptions & Markings

Chaplain-Captain F. H. King giving away "The Age" to Australian troops in Egypt