Folder 2 of 4 - Service sheets and manuscripts relating to the life and military service of Corporal John Hurst "Jack" Edmondson, 1941-1956

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number AWM2020.22.293
Collection number PR89/056
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Folder
Item count 1
Object type Souvenir, Manuscript
Physical description 53 Image/s captured
Maker Rats of Tobruk Association
Place made Australia
Date made 1941-1956
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Second World War, 1939-1945
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Papers of Maude Elizabeth Edmondson relating to the life and Second World War service of NX15705 Corporal John Hurst "Jack" Edmondson, 2/17 Battalion, Australia and Libya, 1916-1956.

Wallet 3 of 4 contains four folders.

Folder 2 of 4 contains various items collected by Corporal Edmondson’s mother, Maude Elizabeth Edmondson from 1941-1956. Collection contains an order of service for a Requiem Eucharist held in honour of Corporal John Hurst Edmondson at Saint John’s Church, Wagga Wagga on 21 December 1941; two copies of a programme dated 27 June 1942 for the unveiling of the J. H. Edmondson, VC., Memorial at Edmondson’s alma mater, Hurlstone Agricultural High School; an order of service for the Anzac Dawn Ceremony of Remembrance conducted by the Liverpool Sub-branch of the Returned Sailors’, Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Imperial League of Australia, 25 April 1950; and an order of service for the Cenotaph Service of Commemoration hosted by The Rats of Tobruk Association NSW Branch at Martin Place, Sydney, 11 April 1954.

Collection also contains a manuscript of an address dated 27 June 1942 entitled “Late Corporal J. H. Edmondson, VC” by George Fraser Longmuir that was presented at the unveiling of the Edmondson memorial at Hurlstone Agricultural High School, and a typescript of an address given in memory of Corporal John Hurst Edmondson by Athol Thomas on 28 October 1955.

Collection also contains an annotated extract from the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette issued with Australian Army Orders, dated 31 December 1941, pages 1083-1091.