Towner, Edgar VC MC

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number PR00405
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 6 Items
Object type Papers
Maker Towner, Edgar Thomas
Date made 1918-1972
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 94/0385
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
First World War, 1914-1918

Three photographic postcards: two group shots of portions of the 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, one including Towner himself. One group shot of four officers (including Towner), signed, 'Yours sincerely, E. T. Towner, VC MC, Petit Fayt, Dec. 1918.' Original letter and transcription from Lord William Riddell Birdwood to Towner commenting on Australia's role in the war against Japan, and preparations in England for receiving Australian POW's. Undated but likely to be c. 1944. Copy of The Longreach Leader, dated Friday, 25 August 1972, reporting on Towner's death (18 August), funeral and various tributes.