Scroll presented to Field Marshall Lord William Birdwood by the Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Burnie, 2 March 1920

Accession Number RCDIG0000127
Collection number 3DRL/3376 14/3
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Certificate
Physical description 1 Image/s captured
Maker Returned Sailors and Soldiers' Imperial League
Place made Australia: Tasmania, Burnie
Date made 1920
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Hand-painted silk scroll presented to Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood by the Burnie branch of the Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League during Birdwood’s visit to Australia in 1920. The scroll is printed on silk, with decorative leaves around the borders. The scroll was presented by the “diggers of Burnie” as a salute to their commanding officer at Gallipoli and in France and also to thank him for “what [he] did for us in camp and trench and hospital”. The scroll was presented to Birdwood when he visited the town of Burnie in Tasmania on 2 March 1920.