Wooden plaque : Headquarters Signallers 29 Battalion AIF

Accession Number REL25338
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Wood; metal alloy
Maker Unknown
Place made France
Date made 7 June 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Headstone-shaped wooden plaque with a rectangular alloy plate with bevelled corners nailed to the front. The plate is crudely engraved with a pair of crossed flags at the top centre. Under this is the presentation title 'H.Q. SIGNALLERS / 29TH BN. A.I.F.'. This is followed by a list of signals staff 'LIEUT. L. WALTER. / SGT. G.J. BUTLER. / CPL. P.J. GRAHAM. / L/CPL's S.G. BARR. / F.E.T. FITTS. / A.E. EMMERSON. / B.D. TITTER. / SIG's J.R. ADAMSON. / W.D. PENNY. / W.R. LEWIS. / R.D. SIBLY. / E. POLLARD. / R. EVANS. / L. FARRAR. / C.P. LEWIS. / C. SILVER. / W. FITCH. / PTE. H.A. FLANAGAN.'. Underneath this is 'FRANCE 7/6/17'.

History / Summary

Associated with 28 Lance Corporal Frederick Ernest T Fitts, MM, Headquarters Signals, 29 Battalion AIF, who later served with 32 Battalion, AIF. He enlisted on 14 July 1915 and returned to Australia on 28 March 1919.