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|Object type||Photograph, Leaflet, Book|
Second World War, 1939-1945
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Wallet 3 of 4 - Various items relating to the life and military service of Corporal John Hurst "Jack" Edmondson, 1916-1955
Papers of Maude Elizabeth Edmondson relating to the life and Second World War service of NX15705 Corporal John Hurst "Jack" Edmondson, 2/17 Battalion, Australia and Libya, 1916-1956.
This collection consists of the papers of Corporal Jack Edmondson's mother, Maude Elizabeth Edmondson. Collection comprises four wallets including Maude's diaries, condolence letters and telegrams, service papers, booklets from commemorative or memorial services, a book of poetry, an album or scrapbook of newspaper cuttings and other miscellaneous items. Corporal Edmondson was killed in action at Tobruk on 14 April 1941 and was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.
Wallet 3 of 4 comprises four folders containing items relating to Jack Edmondson's life at "Forest Home" from birth to adolescence, service papers, booklets or leaflets from memorial services conducted by the Freemasons, St John's Anglican Church at Wagga Wagga, and ceremonies for the unveiling of commemorative plaques at Hurlstone Agricultural High School as well as a manuscript of an address delivered by Geo F. Longmuir. Other notable items include a book of Patrick Hore-Ruthven's poetry that was gifted to Maude by Lady Zara Gowrie, as well as a transcript of a radio broadcast from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Field Unit with the AIF on the Tobruk Siege.
- Folder 1 of 4 - Photograph, letters and service papers relating to the life and military service of John Hurst "Jack" Edmondson, 1916-1941
- Folder 2 of 4 - Service sheets and manuscripts relating to the life and military service of Corporal John Hurst "Jack" Edmondson, 1941-1956
- Folder 3 of 4 - Transcript entitled "The Defence of Tobruk" as told by Chester Wilmot and Officers and Men of the Garrison, 9 September 1941
- Folder 4 of 4 - The happy warrior: poems by Patrick Hore-Ruthven with inscription belonging to Maude Elizabeth Edmondson, 1943