|Place||Europe: United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London|
|Collection type||Digitised Collection|
|Object type||Sheet Music|
|Physical description||9 Image/s captured|
O'Reilly, P J
|Place made||United Kingdom|
First World War, 1914-1918
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Flower of the Empire's manhood
'Flower of the Empire’s Manhood' was written by P. J. O’Reilly and composed by Jack Trelawny. This copy was published by J. H. Larway in 1914. The lyrics are patriotic in tone, describe the young men of the empire, and encourage them to fight for their Motherland.
This copy of the music originally belonged to Private Ernest Alfred Nicholls and features his name at the top of the front cover. It is part of a collection of sheet music that was donated to the Memorial in 1971, and is symbolic of the concerts, theatre and other musical performances that Australian soldiers took in whilst on leave in London during the First World War.