Folder 4 of 4 - The happy warrior: poems by Patrick Hore-Ruthven with inscription belonging to Maude Elizabeth Edmondson, 1943

Place Oceania: Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Accession Number AWM2020.22.295
Collection number PR89/056
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Folder
Item count 1
Object type Book, Letter, Newspaper cutting
Physical description 25 Image/s captured
Maker Gowrie, Zara Eileen
Hore-Ruthven, Patrick
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

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 4 of 4 contains a book of poetry that was given to Maude Elizabeth Edmondson in 1943 by Zara Hore-Ruthven, the wife of Brigadier General Alexander Gore Arkwright Hore-Ruthven, 1st Earl of Gowrie who served as the Governor-General of Australia from 1936 to 1945. The poetry was written by Lady and Lord Gowrie’s only son Patrick who served in the Second World War with the British forces at Libya and was killed in action on 24 December 1942.

This folder contains:

The happy warrior: poems / by Patrick Hore-Ruthven, Angus and Robertson Sydney, 1943;
Letter from Zara Gowrie to Maude Elizabeth Edmondson, Government House, Canberra, 16 [month unknown], 1943;
Newspaper cutting from the “Our Bread and Butter” column, [The Daily Telegraph, Sydney], 24 March 1927.