Invitations and menus collected by Frederick William Gadsby Annand, 1915-1918

Unit 2nd Australian Pioneer Battalion
Accession Number AWM2016.30.96
Collection number PR89/034
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 13
Object type Papers
Physical description 23 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Place made At sea, Belgium, France, United Kingdom
Date made 1915-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Invitations and menus material relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Colonel Frederick William Gadsby Annand, 2nd Pioneer Battalion. This file contains calling cards for several of Annand’s civilian and business contacts while serving abroad. Also included are several souvenir Christmas menus signed by fellow officers.

This file contains:
Christmas menu aboard SS Suffolk [signed by other officers], 1915;
Letter from Philip Elmhirst Potts, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, to Lady Harriett McIlwraith, "In the field", 21 October 1917 [includes envelope];
Menu for Christmas Dinner, 2nd Australian Pioneers Headquarters Officers [signed by other officers], 1918;
Menu for Christmas Dinner, 2nd Australian Pioneers Headquarters Officers [without annotation], 1918;
Leaflet for the Société Anonyme des Glaceries et Charbonnages de Bohême (Ancienne Firme Andreas Ziegler's Sohn), n.d.;
Calling card for Mr. William Calyway [annotated "F. N. Drew & Son, Contractors" on rear], n.d.;
Calling card for Mr. André Philippot, n.d.;
Calling card for [John Herbert] Olfen, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, n.d.;
Calling card for Auguste Philippot [annotated "Ca Vilette"], n.d.;
Business card for Hunter and Hyland Ltd, n.d.;
Calling card for the Société Anonyme des Anciens Etablissements de Filature et de Cissage de Coton [annotated "...wide range of quality, ready in about a year." on rear], n.d.;
Invitation "To Officers of the Australian Imperial Force" by Mrs. Henry Edwardes, n.d.;
Silhouette of officer on card by E. C. Jennings, n.d.