ID number REL38552.004
Title HMAS Sydney sweetheart brooch : Leading Signalman J W Seabrook, HMAS Sydney
Collection Heraldry
Object type Badge
Maker Unknown (Maker)
Place made Australia
Date made c 1914-1918
Physical description
  • Enamel
  • Gilded metal


Gilt and enamel sweetheart brooch featuring the crest of HMAS Sydney in gilt on white enamel with a banner below which reads 'H.M.A.S SYDNEY'. A gilt naval crown, surmounts the crest and both are set against a red enamel ring.


HMAS Sydney sweetheart brooch relating to the service of Leading Signalman John William Seabrook, a member of the Royal Navy on loan to the Royal Australian Navy. J W Seabrook was born in Essex, England in 1892. He joined the Sydney on 23 June 1913 when the ship was commissioned and served on her until November 1918. Seabrook was involved in the Sydney's engagement with the German raider SMS Emden on 9 November 1914.