A poignant reminder of sacrifices made. This collection is from the Boer War 1899 -1902 and World War One 1914-1918.
For Australia, the First World War remains the costliest conflict in terms of deaths and casualties. From a population of fewer than five million, 416,809 men enlisted, of whom more than 60,000 were killed and 156,000 wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner.
|1||South African Smoking Pipe|
|Souvenir from the Boer War (1899-1902) bought back by Private Daff.||more information|
|2||Mourning Envelope||The notification of the death of Soldier Eric Smith was delivered to his loved ones in the envelope.|
|3||Box of Matches||Sold to raise funds for the British War Relief Society|
|4||Embroidered Silk Cloth|
|Souvenir from Egypt, bought back by WWI soldier.||more information|
|5||Rising Sun Hat Badge WWI||Light Horse Rising Sun hat badge||more information|
|6||Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery Corps||Cap Badge of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.|
|7||59 Badge WWI||59th Battalion was raised in Egypt on 21 February 1916 as part of the expansion of the AIF.|
|8||Gold Medal||Presented to Alonzo Sheldrake Box on his return from WWI by the citizens of Oakleigh.||more information|
|9||Kooyong Military Hospital Carnival|
|The button was produced and sold to raise funds for the Kooyong Military Hospital during WWI|
|10||Photo Album||Photos of soldiers, from Bentleigh, serving in Egypt. The album belonged to Clarence Burgess, a resident of Bentleigh, who served in WWI.||more information|