Davey, Phillip (Corporal, b.1896 - d.1953)

Accession Number 3DRL/6970
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1.5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Souvenir
Maker McIntosh, Hugh D
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1919
Access restricted
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Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Collection relating to the First World War service of Corporal Phillip Davey VC, MM, 10 Battalion, 1919.

Wallet 1 of 1 - Consists of an autograph book that was presented to Davey at a dinner hosted by Hugh D. McIntosh, Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, for Victoria Cross (VC) recipients at the Hotel Australia in Sydney on Armistice Day, 11 November 1919. The cover is embossed with Davey's name, the words 'For Valour', and the insignia of the VC. The autograph book includes copies of the dinner menu, a Frank Morton poem 'To These Brave', and the signatures of people who attended the dinner. Among those who signed the book are: McIntosh, [726 Private] George Cartwright VC, [114] Sergeant Walter Peeler VC, [Brigadier General] John Antill, [Captain] William Symons VC, [2631] Corporal Arthur Hall VC, [1584A Private] William Currey VC, [2358 Sergeant] Albert Lowerson VC, [Second Lieutenant] George Ingram VC, MM, [2445 Corporal] George Howell VC, MM, [2130 Corporal] William Dunstan VC, [4195 Corporal] Thomas 'Bede' Kenny VC, Lieutenant John Hamilton VC, [6594] Sergeant Maurice Buckley VC, DCM, 1717 Private John 'Jack' Ryan VC, Lieutenant Albert Borella VC, MM, and Davey himself.