Wreath of red poppies from ceremony to plant Lone Pine tree at Australian War Memorial, 1934

Collection ID RELAWM12479
Collection type Heraldry
Title Wreath of red poppies from ceremony to plant Lone Pine tree at Australian War Memorial, 1934
Object type Heraldry
Maker British Legion Poppy Factory
Physical description

Commemorative wreath composed of four rows of scarlet poppies made from stiffened cotton fabric. Each poppy has green tipped black fibre stamens with an oxidised white metal button in the centre bearing 'HAIG'S FUND' in raised lettering. The bottom of the wreath bears fourteen additional larger poppies and poppy buds in darker red with green waxed paper leaves. The centre of these poppies also bear Haig's fund buttons. The poppies are secured to a coconut fibre base that is reinforced by short green painted wooden battens. Attached to the centre of the bottom of the wreath, with dark blue silk ribbon, is a visiting card bearing the crest of his Royal Highness, Henry, Duke of Gloucester. The Duke has written 'In memory Henry.' on it. The word 'Lee' has been added after 'Henry' at a later date.

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