Oversize Wallet 4 of 4 - Scrapbook relating to the life and military service of Corporal John Hurst "Jack" Edmondson, c.1941-1950

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Accession Number AWM2020.22.296
Collection number PR89/056
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 1
Object type Scrapbook
Physical description 116 Image/s captured
Maker Australian Community Media
Edmondson, Maude Elizabeth
Gilmore, Mary Jean
Various
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Liverpool
Date made 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.
Description

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.

This collection consists of the papers of Corporal Jack Edmondson's mother, Maude Elizabeth Edmondson. Collection comprises four wallets including Maude's diaries, condolence letters and telegrams, service papers, booklets from commemorative or memorial services, a book of poetry, an album or scrapbook of newspaper cuttings and other miscellaneous items. Corporal Edmondson was killed in action at Tobruk on 14 April 1941 and was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.

Oversize Wallet 4 of 4 consists of one brown, leather-bound scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, service papers, photographs, excerpts of condolence letters and extracts of booklets and leaflets from commemorative services relating to the life and military service of the late Corporal John Hurst "Jack" Edmondson. Maude Elizabeth Edmondson began compiling the scrapbook in memory of her only son shortly after he was killed in action at Tobruk on 14 April 1941. Corporal Edmondson was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during a counter-attack in which he saved the life of his Commanding Officer, NX12231 Lieutenant Frederick Austin Mackell.

The articles listed below have been reproduced by courtesy of Australian Community Media:
"New army canteen will give men all amenities", The Daily Advertiser, 15 February 1957;
"Edmondson V.C On Show" The Canberra Times (ACT: 1926 - 1995) 23 April 1960: 2; and
Photographs captioned, "The new staff canteen at 1 R.T.B Kapooka was officially opened last night…", The Daily Advertiser, 15 February 1957.

The articles listed below have been reproduced by courtesy of News Corp Australia:
Sunday Telegraph Special Features, Sydney, 12 July 1959; and
'V.C. Gift to Museum', The Daily Telegraph, 7 April 1960.

'Edmondson, V.C.', a poem by Dame Mary Gilmore that was published in The Australian Women's Weekly on 19 July 1941 remains in copyright and has not been published. The poem may be viewed here: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47493595