Souvenir medalet commemorating the death of Lord Kitchener

Place Oceania: Australia, Queensland, Maryborough
Accession Number REL30801
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medalet
Physical description Bronze
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: Queensland, Maryborough
Date made August 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Circular medalet with a bust of Lord Kitchener of Khartoum depicted on the obverse. Around the edge are the raised words 'IN MEMORY OF K OF K/ A NATIONS HERO. On the reverse are the crossed flags of Britain and Australia with 'AUG 1916' underneath. Around the edge are the raised words 'IN HONOUR OF OUR BRAVE BOYS/MARYBOUROUGH.

History / Summary

This Lord Kitchener memorial medalet was part of a consignment of approximamtely 6000 acquired in August 1916 by G.HORSBURGH & CO. LTD. at the request of the Mayor of Maryborough. They were sold throughout the community through businesses, schools and hospitals for sixpence each.