Wallet 1 of 1 - Papers relating to the life and military service of Corporal John Hurst "Jack" Edmondson, 1940-1967

Accession Number AWM2020.22.256
Collection number PR85/278
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 1
Object type Papers
Physical description 122 Image/s captured
Maker Agricultural Societies Council of New South Wales
City of Liverpool RSL sub-Branch
Commonwealth of Australia
Edmondson, Maude Elizabeth
Place made Australia
Date made 1940-1967
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Collection relating to the life and Second World War service of NX15705 Corporal John Hurst "Jack" Edmondson, 2/17 Australian Infantry Battalion, Australia, 1940-1967.

Wallet 1 of 1 - Collection contains five letters from Maude Elizabeth Edmondson to [Ronald Sidney] "Ron" Grant who served with Corporal John Hurst "Jack" Edmondson at Tobruk during the Second World War. Corporal Edmondson was killed in action at Tobruk in April 1941 and was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during a counter-attack against enemy troops. In her letters to Ron Grant, Mrs Edmondson reminisces about the old Edmondson family property "Forest Home" and her memories of her son Jack, as well as gathering photographs and other items to send to Ron, her visits with the families of men who served with Jack including Athol [Lindsay] Dalziel, John [William Harkness] Hedges and Bill Taylor, her ill health, and her intention to visit the local RSL Club at Liverpool.

Collection also contains one letter from the National Capital Development Commission to Ron Grant regarding a photograph of Corporal Edmondson that was taken at the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, newspaper cuttings relating to the donation of Corporal Edmondson's VC to the Australian War Memorial and the death of Mrs Edmondson, one photograph of Corporal Edmondson's grave at Tobruk War Cemetery, 13 photographs of "Forest Home", one photograph of the inside of the John Edmondson VC Memorial Club, a small Memorial Club pouch, and souvenir publications of the John Edmondson VC Memorial Club (1954), The Harvester (1942), and The Country Show Annual (1942).

Collection also includes one letter from Susan Evangeline "Eva" Cotter to Ron Grant and his wife, North Ryde, 20 April 1961.