Summary

Title: Guide to the Certificate Collection

Date range of collection: 1885-1977

Scope and content note: Contains a selection of certificates, scrolls, rolls of honor and nominal rolls which were issued for service in the armed forces and assorted private and philanthropic organisations.

Provenance: The collection has been acquired over many years from a variety of sources with the majority of items sourced from donors.

Extent: Approximately 235 certificates.

Location: Published and Digitised Collections, Research Centre, Australian War Memorial.

Administrative Information

Processing history: Items in this collection were removed from the Charts and Plans and Souvenir Collections to form a new collection in 2001.

Access: Open.

Copyright: Contact the Curator of Published and Digitised Collections.

Preferred citation: Certificate Collection, Published and Digitised Collections, Australian War Memorial.

Historical background

Certificate is the generic term given to a document which certifies a fact or set of facts. This collection contains a variety of certificates, including commemorative nominal rolls and rolls of honour which list the names of those who served in particular units or from particular towns and geographic areas as well as official certificates issued by federal and state government bodies including: local councils, districts, cities and shires commemorating the service of individuals and the the issue of honors and awards.

The physical form of the certificates in this collection varies from handwritten and handdrawn, to typed or professionally printed. Many of the certificates have specific information eg. the name of the recipient, completed individually by hand. Many certificates are signed on behalf of the authorizing body and may also bear its seal, logo or other identifying device. Some certificates are designed to impress and/or be displayed. Such certificates incorporate impressive graphic features, including copperplate script, pictorial and decorative borders and strong use of color along with decorative artworks.

References: Maurice Rickards, Encyclopedia of Ephemera (Routledge: New York, 2000)

 

Series List:

Series number Title of Series and Date
1 Certificates and Scrolls, 1885-1977
2 Nominal Rolls, Rolls of Honor and Commemorative Rolls, 1900-1955

 

SERIES 1: Certificates and Scrolls, 1885-1977

Description: This series contains a variety of certificates: formal documents which attest to a fact, a level of achievement or fulfillment of requirements, and scrolls: which are designed to imitate a roll of parchment and fulfil the same function as a certificate.

File Title/Description Folder
1/1/1 Soldiers of the pen The Advertiser, Chronicle and Express Offices, Adelaide, South Australia Dec 1st 1900. This is to certify that Nellie Wallace of Buckingham has been enrolled as a soldier of the pen. (1 copy) 23 x 15cm. Blue and red ink on pink card. 1
1/1/2 An Australian to Australians A British square. The original of this emblem of the Unity of the British Empire was intended as a parting message to our boys and presented to one of their Officers.... [Text continues for two panels. Image of square lined with shields of the Empire also depicts flags and names of well known military figures]. (1 copy) 50 x 31cm. Colour. 1
1/1/3 To Cha.s [Charles] Augustus Edwards Esq. L.R.C.P., E.C. Dear Sir, On behalf of the Loyal Rose of Denmark Lodge M.U., I.O.O.F., we beg to tender you this small mark of respect and esteem on your return from Active Service in South Africa. We marked with extreme pleasure your patriotism and response to the call of duty in volunteering for the defence of the Empire, also that those valuable services were duly recognised by the Military authorities in South Africa. [Signed by Percy Jolly, N.G., J.W. Foulds, V.G., R. Buck, E.S., J. Kemp, F.S., Sydney, 24th May 1901] (1 copy) 51.5 x 35cm. Colour, with insets. 1
1/1/4 To Mr Samuel Malcolm Morgan Dennis. Know You, that I, Lord Augustus william Frederick Spencer Loftus, the Governor and Commander-in-Chief aforesaid, do, by virtue of the power and authority in me [...] hereby appoint you, the said Mr Samuel Malcolm Morgan Dennis to be Second Lieutenant in the Goulbourn Corps, 1st Regiment New South Wales Volunteer Infantry. [Signed, 1885]. (1 copy) 33.5 x 42.5cm. Black and White with seal. 1
1/1/5 To the Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of Her Majesty's Volunteers Forces Capetown joins with the Empire in feelings of heartfelt thanks for the signal services which Her Majesty's citizen soldiers have rendered in upholding the Imperial authority in South Africa. [Signed by the Mayor of Capetown, 1900]. (1 copy) 23.5 x 27.5cm. Colour with seal. 1
1/1/6 Victorian Military Schhol of Instruction Signalling Certificate I certify that No 776 Corporal C O Clement 4th Battalion Victorian Rifles has passed through a course of Signalling at the School of Military Instruction, and is duly qualified to instruct in Flag Signalling. [Signed by Lieutenant-Colonel, Assist Adjutant General, dated June 14th, 1889] (1 copy) 23.5 x 27.5cm. Black and white 1

Table of contents

Subseries 2 : First World War, 1914-1918

File Title/Description Folder
1/2/1 Contents Windsor Castle 26th April 1918. To the men of our Navy, Army and Air Force. I send this message to tell every man how much we the women of the British Empire at home, watch and pray for you during the long hours of these days of stress and endurance... [Letter signed by Mary R, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. in aid of the British Red Cross Fund, drawings by Frank O. Salisbury]. For Freedom. (1 copy) 65 x 57cm. Colour. 1
1/2/2 Red Cross This certificate is awarded to Miss J Leighton in recognition of 4 years devoted service under the Australian Red Cross Society (B.R.C.S.) during the Great War 1914-1919. [Signed by Helen Meeroferguson]. (2 copies - 1 blank) 20 x 26cm. Colour. 1
1/2/3 British Red Cross Society, Order of Saint John Presented by the joint committee of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England to Mrs Bertha Smith in recognition of valuable services rendered during the War. 1914-1919. 83, Pall Mall, London. [Signed by President of the British Red Cross Society, Grand Prior of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England. Countersigned by Secretary, Chairman, Vice Chairman]. (1 copy) 31 x 26cm. Colour. 1
1/2/4 Gv R1 He whom this scroll commemorates was numbered among those who, at the call of King and Country, left all that was dear to them, endured hardness, faced danger, and finally passed out of the sight of men by the oath of duty and self-sacrifice, giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom. Let those who come after see to it that his name be not forgotten. (1 copy) 18 x 28cm. Colour. 1
1/2/5 Diev et mon Droit ... Served with honor and was disabled in the Great War. Honorably discharged on ... [Signed by George R J. Each copy is stamped in sequence: V544, V955, V9378]. (3 copies) 55 x 44cm. Colour. 2
1/2/6 Citizens' War Chest Fund. New South Wales Division of the Australian Comforts Fund The Great War of Liberation. Patron - his excellency Sir Gerald Strickland K.C.M.G. This certificate has been awarded to 4th Battalion Comforts Fund by the Citizens' War Chest Fund for services rendered in connection with the War Chest Button Day, June 30th, 1916. [Signed by President, Hon. Secretary]. Freedom. Honor. Justice. Nation. (1 copy) 32 x 24cm. Colour. 2
1/2/7 To George Henry James Underwood ... Greeting: by virtue of the provisions of the Defence Act 1903-1912 and of all other powers me enabling I, Sir Ronald Cranford Munro Ferguson, the Governor-General aforesaid acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, do hereby appoint you to be an Officer of the Cadet Corps of the Commonwealth from the 30th day of June 1914 and I direct you diligently to discharge your duty as such Officer in the rank of 2nd Lieutenant or in any higher rank to which the Governors General is pleased to promote or appoint you. Given under my hand and the Seal of the Commonwealth this fourth day of September One thousand nine hundred and sixteen. (1 copy) 37 x 24cm. Colour. 2
1/2/8 From the uttermost ends of the earth for King and Country to the Glory of God and in everlasting memory of (1.) Smith, Pte. Arthur George, 1640. 32nd Bn. Killed in action 20th July, 1916. Age 24. Son of Charlotte Smith, of West Rd., Guildford West, Western Australia, and the late Abram Smith. 6. who gave his life in the great war that we might live and whose name is carved in stone at V.C. Corner, British Military Cemetery, France. Thiepval British Memorial - France. In memory of all British soldiers who made the Supreme Sacrifice in France. (2.) Ground, Capt. Harry Oscar. 60th Bn. Australian Inf. Died of wounds 22nd July 1916, Age 30. Son of Alexander and Augusta Ground, of 389, Glenferrie Rd., Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia. II. F. 54. who gave his life in the great war that we might live and whose name is carved in stone at Bailleul communal cemetery extension, France. (3.) ... who gave his life in the great war that we might live and whose name is carved in stone at Warlencourt British cemetery - France. (4.) Plouright, Pte. Roy, 932. 24th Bn. Died of Wounds 4th October 1917, Age 21. Son of Charles Robert and Julia Plouright of Emily street, Seymour, Victoria, Australia. Buried at Godeswaersvelde British Cemetery, France. 1. L. 24. (4 copies) 32 x 50cm. Gold and black. 2
1/2/9 Lest we forget 1914-1918. Honor to those who upheld our honor. 60,000 paid the great price. The allied commander pays the highest tribute to the Australian Forces. On Novr. 7th 1920 the remains of an Australian and a French Soldier were buried in the Amiens cathedral. The Bishop of Amiens and Marshall Foch expressed themselves thus - [...]. Executed for the publishers - A Spence and E Rider (Late AIF) Sydney by the O'Brien Publicity Co. (2 copies) 43 x 38cm. Colour. 2
1/2/10 Republique Francaise Medaille de la Reconnaissance Francaise le President de la Republique par decret en date du 13 Aoul 1918 a confere a Miss Duffy, Dorothy Ellena la Medaille de 3me aafse de la Reconnaissance Francaise... 31 Mai 1919. [Signed by Le Ministre des affaires Etrangeeres]. (1 copy) 37 x 55cm. Colour. 2
1/2/11 The Battle of Beersheba [Description of the Battle of Beersheba]. The Seventh Anniversary Scroll was written and published by M.R. Burzacott of Fairview Park, South Australia, 5126, for the Third Ninth South Australian Mounted Rifles, to celebrate the participation of the Third and Ninth Australian Light Horse Regiments at the Battle of Beersheba in Palestine on the 31st of October, 1917. [Signed by M.R. Burzacott, Major, Royal Australian Armoured Corps] October 31st 1987. Printed by the Bunyip Press, Gawler, South Australia. (1 copy) 58 x 44cm. Colour. 3
1/2/12 McArthur, Frank MM [Assorted certificates relating to the medals presented to Frank McArthur by Belgian authorities]. (1.) Les Rescapes de L'aisne et du Chemin des Dames [Membership card]. (2.) Federation Royale les Veterans du Roi Albert 1er [Membership card]. (3.) Medaille Commemorative des Batailles de la Somme [Certificate]. (4.) Diplome d'honneur - eridiploma [Membership card]. (5.) Federation Royale les Veterans du Roi Albert 1er [Certificate]. (6.) Medaille des rescapes de l'aisne [Certificate]. (7.) Presented to Corp. F. McArthur M.M. 13th Battn. 4 Aust. Div. by the residents of St John's Park, Canley Vale, as a token of appreciation and esteem for services rendered in the war 1914-1918 A.I.F. (1 copy each) Various sizing from 14 x 9 cm. to 42 x 35cm. Monotone and colour. 3
1/2/13 Comite Britannique de la Croix Rouge Francaise Ce diplome a ete offert a Mrs R. A. Simpson en temoignage des services qu elle a rendus a la France. Londres, le 10 Mai 1920. [Signed by La Presidente and L'Ambassadeur de France]. (1 copy) 52 x 40cm. Black and White. 3
1/2/14 Presented to Private E. Heenan For the honor of both Victoria, A.I.E.F., 1916 by the Abbotsford Imperial F.C. Wishing him Au Revoir and a safe return. 12.10.16. (1 copy) 35 x 46cm. Colour. Oversize
1/2/15 The Great War. Australian Imperial Forces. To Mrs A. Stanley Dear Madam, This small Memento from the citizens of the Shire of Burrum to you, is intended to be, in future years, a public record of your brother, No. 497, Private J. Sullivan, C Coy, 15th Battalion A.I.F. having taken part in the Great War, waged during the years 1914-1919, against our enemies attempt to secure a world-wide despotism. [...] Maryborough 20th September 1919. [Signed by the Chairman]. (1 copy) 32 x 37cm. Colour. 3
1/2/16 In Freedom's Cause. Shire of Doncaster. The President, Councillors, and Residents of the Shire of Doncaster hereby place on record their thanks and appreciation for the conduct of [...] who served his King and Country in the Great War in witness whereof the Corporate Seal of the Municipality is hereto attached in the presence of [...]. President: [...]. Secretary [...]. Dated ../../19.. All honor to the brave. [Artwork by Cecil G. Smith Des. Melb.]. (1 copy) 32 x 44cm. Colour. 3
1/2/17 Honor the Brave. District of Epsom. Patriotic Committee. Presented to Private Henry Soyne by the people of Epsom in grateful appreciation of his services for King and Country in the Great War. Dated in Epsom 15 March 1919. [Signed by the Chairman and Hon. Secretary]. He answered his country's call. (1 copy) 32 x 60cm. Colour. 3
1/2/18 The City of Footscray. Honors her brave. This is to certify that [...] served the British empire in the Great War for the sacred cause of Freedom, Liberty and Justice, and is entitled to and duly accorded the thanks and appreciation of the Mayor, Councillors, and Citizens of the city of Footscray. Signed on behalf of the Mayor, Councillors and Citizens. Mayor [...]. Town clerk [...]. Dated [...]. In Freedom's cause. (1 copy) 32 x 60cm. Colour. 3
1/2/19 Honor the brave. Municipality of Gunnedah. The Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of the Municipality of Gunnedah hereby place on record their admiration and appreciation of and thanks for the gallant conduct of [...] who serves his King and Country in the Great War, which commenced 4th August 1914. [Signed by the Mayor and Town clerk]. Dated [...] 192.. He answered his country's call. (1 copy) 32 x 50cm. Colour. 3
1/2/20 Remember the brave. City of Hawthorn. This is to certify that A. Hutchinson served the Empire and Australia in the Great War for the sacred cause of Freedom, Liberty and Justice, and thereby has earned the grateful recognition and appreciation of the Citizens. The common seal of the Mayor, Councillors' and Citizens of the City of Hawthorn, was hereto affixed in the presence of [Signed by the Major and Town Clerk]. Dated 12th April 1919. (1 copy) 38 x 50cm. Colour. 3
1/2/21 Honor the brave. Town of Ithica. Presented to [...] by the Citizens in grateful appreciation of his services for King and Country in the Great War, which commenced on 4th August, 1914. [... Mayor] [... Town Clerk] [... 191..] He answered his country's call. (1 copy) 32 x 50cm. Colour. 4
1/2/22 In Freedom's cause. Shire of Macquarie. Presented to [...] by the Citizens in grateful appreciation of his services for King and Country in the Great War. Dated at Wellington N.S.W. [... 19..]. [... President.] [... Shire Clerk.] [... 191..]. All honor to the brave. (1 copy) 31 x 44cm. Colour. 4
1/2/23 The Great War 1914 to 1919. The Citizens of the City of Malvern. Hereby place on record their thanks and appreciation of the Loyal services to King and Country rendered by E.H.C. Pynor, who voluntarily enlisted for active service in the Great War 1914-1919. Signed and sealed by the Mayor and Councillors [...] (1 copy) 35 x 50cm. Colour. 3
1/2/24 Shire of Moreton. 'To fight in a just cause, and for our country's glory, is the best office of the best of men.' To William J. Thomas from the Council of the Shire of Moreton is tendered this token of esteem, and admiration for his self sacrifice, and Patriotism in joining the gallant band who left our shores for the battle fields of Europe to maintain the glorious heritage of our flag and empire, in the greatest war of history. Dated this twenty fifth day of April 1918. [Signed by the Chairman and Shire Clerk]. (1 copy) 35 x 50cm. Colour. 4
1/2/25 Borough and Shire of Stawell. For Liberty, Empire, for Justice. The Mayor, Councillors, and Burgesses of the Borough of Stawell and the President, Councillors and Ratepayers of the Shire of Stawell hereby place on record their thanks and appreciation of the services of Driver Alfred Copley, Serbian medal, 1st Signal Squadron, who nobly responded to the Empire's call for Volunteers in Defence of Justice, Freedom, and Honour, during the Great War, commenced 4th August , 1914. In witness whereof the corporate seals of the municipalities are hereto attached in the presence of [Signed by the Mayor, Town Clerk, President and Secretary]. Presented by the Welcome Home Committee at Stawell. Dated 8th October 1919. (1 copy) 35 x 50cm. Colour. 4
1/2/26 From the Mayor, Councillors and Citizens of the City of St. Kilda in grateful remembrance of Gnr. F.C. Smith who gave his life for his country in the Great War 1914-1919. Given under the Seal of the Mayor, Councillors and Citizens if the City of St. Kilda. Dated [...] [Signed by the Major and Town Clerk]. (1 copy) 68 x 38cm. Colour. 4
1/2/27 For god, empire and home. All honor to the brave. Presented to [...] by the people of the town and Shire of Warnambool upon his return home from active service in the Great War of the nations in the years of 1914-1915-1916-1917 in grateful recognition and high appreciation of his noble services for King and Country. Dated at Warnambool [..191.] ... Mayor of the town of Warnambool. ... President of the Shire of Warnambool. (1 copy) 32 x 42cm. Colour. 4
1/2/28 The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. House of Representatives. Resolution of 4th of May, 1920. The Great War - vote of thanks to the sea, land and air forces, and the voluntary workers of the Commonwealth and others. [...] [Signed by Speaker, Parliament House, Melbourne, 20th May, 1920]. (1 copy) 35 x 52cm. Black and white. 4
1/2/29 City of Collingwood To our worthy brother Pte Edward Heenan. This is to certify that the above mentioned served the Empire and his native land in the Great War of 1914-15-18 [...] [Signed on behalf of the Major, Councillors and Citizens of Collingwood, 5th June 1919]. (1 copy) 31 x 50cm. Colour. 4
1/2/30 The Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of the Municipality of Petersham Hereby place on record their admiration and appreciation of, and thanks for, the gallant conduct of Ernest Augustus Jentsch who served his King and Country in the Great War, which commenced the 4th August 1914. [...] [Signed by Major and Town Clerk of Council of Petersham 15th Jan. 1920]. (1 copy) 40 x 50cm. Colour. 4
1/2/31 Municipality of Marrickville. News South Wales The Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of the Municipality of Marrickville hereby place on record their thanks and appreciation for the conduct of Driver Leo Martin who served his King and Country in the Great War of 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918 [...] [Signed by Major and Town Clerk 1st Feb. 1918]. (1 copy) 50 x 60cm. Colour. 5
1/2/32 Presented to Dr. P.R. Smith By the Major Councillors and Citizens of the City of St Kilda as a record of and in appreciation of his patriotic responses to the call of Empire by voluntarily enlisting for active service in the Great War [...] [Signed by Major and Town Clerk Aug. 1916]. (1 copy) 57 x 38cm. Colour. 5
1/2/33 Municipality of Mudgee He answered his countries call. The Major, Aldermen, and Ratepayers of the municipality of Mudgee hereby place on record their admiration and appreciation of and thanks for the gallant conduct of [...] who served his King and Country in the Great War, which commenced 4th August, 1914 [...]. (1 copy) 50 x 75cm. Colour. 5
1/2/34 Guerre de 1914-191.. Service de garde des voies et communications. Diplome de garde-voie [...] (1 copy) 36 x 57cm. Colour. 5
1/2/35 A la memoire de Laurent Lucien Paul Soldat au 120 Regiment d'Infanterie mort pour la France le 22 Novembre 1914 hommage de la Nation. Loi du 27 Avril 1916. (1 copy) 33 x 52cm. Black and white. 5
1/2/36 Union des societes de preparation militaire de france Groupe des amis de la preparation militaire 25eme councours national preperation militaire les tuileries 9 Juin 1912. Diplome D'Honneur decerne a la vaillante du Raieny [...]. (1 copy) 65 x 45cm. Colour . 5
1/2/37 Besitz uber Zeugnis [German wound certificate dated 1918]. (1 copy) 21 x 17cm. Purple ink. 5
1/2/38 Father Neptune's certificate [A certificate issued to all men on board the SMS Planet on crossing the equator. 191..] (1 copy) 32 x 50cm. Black and white. 5
1/2/39 Illuminated address to honorable Hugh Donald McIntosh by VC holder (1 copy) 70 x 53cm. Colour. 6
1/2/40 IIluminated address to Rev. C.P. Brown (1 copy) 60 x 50cm. Colour. 6
1/2/41 Certificate presented to Mr T. Hutchinson by the Royal Australian Airforce for serving in the Volunteer Air Observors Corps {Dated 16/9/1945] (1 copy) 40 x 30cm. Colour. 6
1/2/42 Young workers patriotic guild This is to certify that during the great war ... a pupil of school No. ... qualified as an effective member [ signed by the Minister, Director and Headmaster] (1 copy) 40 x 25cm. Colour. 6
1/2/43 District of Clarence, Tasmania This is to certify that Private Edmund John Howard volunteered for active service and served Australia and the Empire during the Great European War from 1-2-1915 to 6-8-1916, 552 days [signed by the President and Secretary of Clarence Returned Soldiers Reception Committee] (1 copy) 40 x 30cm. Colour. Oversize
1/2/44 Shire of Ayr To Denis O'Hara, Ayr. On behlaf of the citizens of the Shire, we desire to express to you our high appreciation of the services you have rendered to your King and Country in this, the Greatest war in history... [signed by the Chairman and Secretary of Ayr Shire Council] (1 copy) 40 x 30cm. Colour. 6
1/2/45 Shire of Abercrombie To Joseph Harold Kelly. A certificate made for the Shire of Abercrombie New South Wales and presented to Joseph Harold Kelly in 1919 for his service in the First World War. (1 copy) 50 x 38.5cm. Colour. 6
1/2/46 Municipality of Marrickville The Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of the Municipality of Marrickville hereby place on record their Thanks and Appreciation for the conduct of Lance Corporal John Benar who served his King and Country in the Great War of 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918. [Signed by the Mayor and Town Clerk of Marrickville, 1st July 1918.] (1 copy) 55 x 42cm. Colour. 6
1/2/47 Town of Mount Morgan, Shire of Calliungal, Queensland The Citizens of the Town of Mount Morgan and Shire of Calliungal hereby place on record their Thanks for and Appreciation of No.6094 Signaller John Arthur Glazebrook M.M. 9th Battalion who served his King and Country in the Great War of 1914-1919. [Signed by the Mayor of Mount Morgan, Chairman of Calliungal Shire Council, Town Clerk and Shire Clerk] (1 copy) 56 x 41cm. Colour. 6
1/2/48 Young Gardener's League Young Gardeners' League, Juvenile War Relief Gardeners' League. This is to certify that Jack Simpson is a Member of Branch No. 2181 Strathbogie of the young Gardeners' League, having undertaken with the consent of his parents, to cultivate a plot with flowers or vegetables and to donate the gross proceeds therefrom to the War Relief Funds in accordance with the rules of the League. [Signed by Head Teacher of State School, May 1st 1917.] (1 copy) 29 x 23cm. Colour. 6
1/2/49 Young Workers Patriotic Guild, 1919 This is to certify that during the Great War Jack Simpson, a pupil of Strathbogie School No.2181 qualified as an effective member [Signed by the Minister, Director and Headmaster, 1919] (1 copy) 38 x 24cm. Colour. 6
1/2/50 Education Department War Relief Fund Letter sent to Jack Simpson from the Education Department War Relief Fund, Melbourne, August 1919. Letter was to inform students that they had been awarded a Certificate of Effective Membership of the Young Workers' Patriotic Guild.] (1 copy) 25 x 21cm. Colour. 6
1/2/51 Instrument of Appointment as Officer of the Land Forces of the Commonwealth, 2nd Lieutenant To our trusty and well beloved Eustace James Colliver, Greeting: We, reposing especial trust and confidence in your loyalty, courage and good conduct, do by these presents constitute and appoint you to be an officer in our Land Forces from the third day of March 1916. You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge your duty as such in the rank of Second Lieutenant [...] Given at our court, at Saint James's, the twelfth day of June 1917 in the eighth year of Our Reign. By His Majesty's Command. [Signed]. (1 copy) 30.5 x 40.5cm. Black and white. 6
1/2/52 Certificate for a mention in a despatch from Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig Lt Col S.G.A Hindhaugh, 4th Lt Horse Regt was mentioned in a Despatch from Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig dated 7th April 1918 for gallant and distinguished services in the field. I have it in command from the King to record His Majesty's high appreciation of the services rendered. Issued by the War Office, 1st March 1919. [Signed]. (1 copy) 18.5 x 21.5cm. Black and white. 6
1/2/53 Certificate for a mention in a despatch from General Sir Ian Hamilton Major. M St. J. Lamb, 3rd Infantry Bn. was mentioned in a Despatch from General Sir Ian Hamilton dated 12th June 1915 for gallant and distinguished services in the field. I have it in command from the King to record His Majesty's high appreciation of the services rendered. Issued by the War Office, 1st March 1919. [Signed]. (1 copy) 18.5 x 22cm. Black and white. Oversize
1/2/54 Town of Wynnum, Queensland 'Honor the Brave, Pro Patria Town of Wynnum (Queensland) Presented to T.E. Fisher by the People of Wynnum in grateful appreciation of the Grand Sacrifice and Noble Deeds performed on the Battlefields of other lands, to uphold the glorious heritage of the British Empire'. Signed by Mayor Richard Russell, 27th August 1920. Includes photograph of Corporal Fisher. (1 copy) 66.5 x 46.5cm. Colour. 6
1/2/55 City of Essendon 'A tribute to the boys of Essendon for their gallant services rendered to the Empire in the Great War, for duty nobly done, presented to J. Walsh by the Mayor, Councillors and citizens of the city of Essendon, as a record of, and in appreciation of his patriotic response to the call of Empire by voluntarily enlisting for Active Service in the Great War'. Signed by the Mayor and Town Clerk, 23rd December 1914. Framed. (1 copy) 49 x 32cm. Colour. 6
1/2/56 Crossing the Line certificate, HMT Euripides, 1917 'To Comme'rate the Wonderful Occasion when Sister Steele saw the Real Live Sea Serpent on the H.M.T. Euripides, Nov. 28, 1917'. Illustration of a sea serpent framed by paper flowers. (1 copy) 11 x 9cm. Colour. 6
1/2/57 The Great War, 1914-1918 Presented to Sister Elizabeth S. Kemp on behalf of the residents of Rockhampton in appreciation of the services rendered during the First World War. Signed by Hartley, the Mayor of Rockhampton, Smith the Chairman of Livingstone Shire and Armstrong Jnr the Chairman of Fitzroy Shire. (1 copy) 42.5 x 7cm. Black with red. 6
1/2/58 Queenslands Do-Without Carnival, 1916 Presented to Mr R. Shields for Second Prize in the Junior Cycle Race (2 miles). Signed by the Hon. Organizer & Secretary and the Chairman of the Official Entertainments Committee, Queensland Patriotic Fund. (1 copy) 28.5 x 35.5cm. Colour. 6
1/2/59 A Tribute from the Citizens of Lion Mill Presented to 5452 Private J Wright 28 Battalion, in appreciation of his Patriotism in enlisting for the Service of the Empire. It states that Private Wright "gave his life". (1 copy) 40.3 x 50.5cm. Colour. 6
1/2/60 Honor Roll Placque of Officers, NCO's and Privates 21st Battalion [Names feature on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres, Belgium.]. (1 copy) Black and White. 35.5 x 26cm. 6
1/2/61 Certificate of Appreciation: Elizabeth Kemp 'Honor the Brave. Pro Patria. Town of Wynnum (Queensland). Presented to Elizabeth Sophy Kemp by the People of Wynnum in grateful appreciation of the Grand Sacrifice and Noble Deeds performed on the Battlefields of other lands, to uphold the glorious heritage of the British Empire. [signed Mayor, Town Clerk]. Dated at Wynnum, 4th Dec., 1919. She answered her country's call'. (1 copy) Colour. 32 x 50cm. 6
1/2/62 Certificate. In Memoriam. A Tribute from the Residents of Matong for Pte John Gillespie, 2nd Battalion Enlisted 10th July 1915 - Sailed 20th December. In memoriam. Private John Gillespie, No. 4193 - 2nd Battalion. Killed in action, 4th May, 1917. A tribute from the residents of Matong, to the bravery and self-sacrifice of one of Australia's heroic soldiers, who, at the call of duty, offered his services in the defence of hid Country, against the aggression of a tyrannical foe.' [Clarence Gosper 72B King Street Sydney]. (1 copy) Colour with mat. 44 x 56cm. 6
1/2/63 Concentration Camp, Torrens Island, 1914-15, In remembrance of service by Sgt A.A. Hodges, 74th Machine Gun Section, Unley Concentration Camp, Torrens Island, 1914-15, In remembrance of service as a member of the guard composed of 74th Infantry under Lieut. TJD Wright for the safe keeping of prisoners of war, No.44 Sgt A.A. Hodges, 74th Machine Gun Section, Unley. It is housed in its original frame from Sykes Studio. (1 copy) Colour. 52 x 43.5cm. 6
1/2/64 Australian Imperial Forces Massage Dept, No.4 Command Depot, Wareham, England A certificate featuring a list of names from the Australian Imperial Forces Massage Dept, No.4 Command Depot, stationed at Wareham, England. The certificate has been glued onto the inside front cover of a book titled '401 Views of London', containing photographic images of London. (1 copy) Colour. 28.5 x 22cm. Oversize
1/2/65 Shire of Mount Rouse The President, Councillors, and Ratepayers of the Shire of Mount Rouse Hereby place on record their Thanks and appreciation for the conduct of Michel Kennealy who served his King and Country in the Great War of 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917 [Signed by the President and Secretary, October 2nd, 1917] (1 copy) Colour. 31.5 x 46cm. Oversize
1/2/66 City of Collingwood Greeting to our worthy brother Private James Peter Kelly. This is to certify that the above-mentioned served the Empire and his Native Land in the Great War of 1914-18 and he is entitled to and duly accorded the thanks and appreciation of the Mayor, Councillors and Citizens of Collingwood who have this day extended to him a hearty and Official Welcome Home. The hope is expressed that he may long enjoy the honor which he as a Gallant Soldier so richly deserves. [Signed by the Mayor and Town Clerk, April 15th, 1919.] (1 copy) Colour. 31 x 45cm. Oversize
1/2/67 James P Kelly James P Kelly, Australian Imperial Force Served with honour and was disabled in the Great War. Honourably discharged on 14-3-20. [Signed George R T] (1 copy) Colour. 35.5 x 46cm. Oversize
1/2/68 Municipality of Manly Certificate awarded to Private W Rein for serving his King and Country in the Great War, on 1-6-1919. (1 copy) Colour. Oversize

Table of contents

Subseries 3 : Post First World War, 1919-1938

File Title/Description Folder
1/3/1 The Board of management of the Australian War Memorial gratefully acknowledges receipt of ... Presented for inclusion in the National Collection of War Records and Relics by ... Director. 193. "They gave their lives. For that public gift they received a praise which never ages and a tomb most glorious - not so much the tomb in which they lie, but that in which their fame survives, to be remembered for ever when occasion comes for word or deed". (31 copies) 37 x 55cm. Colour. 7
1/3/2 Australian War Memorial The Board of management of the Australian War Memorial gratefully acknowledges receipt of ... Presented for inclusion in the National Collection of War Records and Relics by ... Director. "They gave their lives. For that public gift they received a praise which never ages and a tomb most glorious - not so much the tomb in which they lie, but that in which their fame survives, to be remembered for ever when occasion comes for word or deed". (3 copies) 21 x 28cm. Colour. 7
1/3/3 George the Fifth [...] To our trusty and well beloved George Henry James Underwood. Greeting! We, reposing especial trust and confidence in your loyalty, courage and good conduct, do by these presents constitute and appoint you to be an officer in our Territorial Army from the twenty-fifth day of July 1935. You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge your duty as such in the rank of Second Lieutenant [...] Given at our court Saint James's the nineteenth day of July 1935 in the twenty sixth year of our reign. By his Majesty's Command. [Signed]. (1 copy) 40 x 30cm. Black and White. 7
1/3/4 Commissioning certificate for R.W. Hawkins, Australian Flying Corp, April 1919 R.W. Hawkins, Second Lieutenant Land Forces Temporary, Australian Flying Corps... By his Majesty's Command. [Signed]. (1 copy) 40 x 20cm. Black and White. 7
1/3/5 Inter-Allied Games, Wrestling, June-July 1919 Certification that the Australian Team took second place in the Wrestling (Catch-as-Catch Can) in the Inter-Allied Games at Pershing Stadium, Paris, 22nd June to 6th July 1919. (1 copy) 35 x 44cm. Colour. 7
1/3/6 Inter-Allied Games, 800m Relay Race, June-July 1919 Certification that the Australian Team took third place in the 800m Relay Race in the Inter-Allied Games at Pershing Stadium, Paris, 22nd June to 6th July 1919. (1 copy) 35 x 44cm. Colour. 7
1/3/7 Inter-Allied Games, 1600m Relay Race, June-July 1919 Certification that the Australian Team took second place in the 1600m Relay Race in the Inter-Allied Games at Pershing Stadium, Paris, 22nd June to 6th July 1919. (1 copy) 35 x 44cm. Colour. 7
1/3/8 Inter-Allied Games, Rowing, June-July 1919 Certification that the Australian Team took second place in the Eigt [sic] Oared Crew in the Inter-Allied Games at Pershing Stadium, Paris, 22nd June to 6th July 1919. (1 copy) 35 x 44cm. Colour. 7
1/3/9 Inter-Allied Games, Medley Relay Race, June-July 1919 Certification that the Australian Team took second place in the Medley Relay Race in the Inter-Allied Games at Pershing Stadium, Paris, 22nd June to 6th July 1919. (1 copy) 35 x 44cm. Colour. 7
1/3/10 Instrument of Appointment as Officer of the Military Forces of the Defence Force of the Commonwealth, Captain Eustace James Colliver To Eustace James Colliver, Greeting: By virtue of the provisions of the Defence Act 1903-1918 and of all other powers me enabling, I, Henry William, Baron Forster, the Governor General aforesaid, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, do hereby appoint you to be an Officer of the Military Forces of the Defence Force of the Commonwealth from the First day of January 1920, And I direct you diligently to discharge your duty as such Officer in the rank of Captain [...][Signed]. (1 copy) 23 x 35cm. Black and white. 7
1/3/11 Certificate of discharge from 15th Brigade in the Spanish Civil War [Issued to soldier Charles Walters, dated September 1938. Signed by Don Antonio Cordon Garcia, Subsecretary of Defence]. (1 copy) 21 x 33cm. Black and white. 7
1/3/12 Navy League Sea Cadet Corps, NSW Branch, Swimming Carnival Certificates [(1) First Place in the 14-15 years 100 yards free style, 1934. (2) First Place in the 13-14 years Diving, 1934. (3) First Place in the 13-14 years 50 yards free style, 1934. (4) Second Place in the 14-15 years Diving, 1934. (5) Third Place in the 14-15 years 100 meters free style, 1935. (6) First Place in the 16-14 years 100 meters free style, 1935. Awarded to Hilton George Collison]. (6 items) 21 x 19.5cm. Colour. 7

Table of contents

Subseries 4 : Second World War, 1939-1945

File Title/Description Notes
1/4/1 Presented to ... (1.) in recognition of services rendered in connection with AS YOU WERE, Xmas 1946 (2.) in recognition of services rendered in connection with RAAF SAGA, Xmas 1944 (3.) in recognition of services rendered in connection with JUNGLE WARFARE, Xmas 1944 (4.) in recognition of services rendered in connection with H.M.A.S. Mk. II, Xmas 1944. (1 copy each) 17 x 13cm. Colour.  
1/4/2 The Patriotic fund of Queensland. Selling the Siegfried line. Eighty-two miles at one shilling a foot. Certificate No. 13421, Certificate of Title, Sector: 26th mile, Lot No 99. I, Adolf Hitler, Fuehrer of Germany, realising that my reign of terror is drawing rapidly to a close [Heil Hitler] do hereby certify that James Kyte is now seized of that portion of the Siegfried Line as above described [...] Given in desperation under my hand and seal this first day of May, 1940, at Berchtesgaden. In the presence of ... (1 copy) 22 x 28cm. Colour. 8
1/4/3 Queensland civil defence organisation certificate. This is to certify that [...] was enrolled as a member of [see below] of Queensland and has loyally served in the Civil Defence Organisation of the State in that capacity during a period of national emergency [...] [Signed by the Minister for Civil Defence, Brisbane, April 30, 1945.

(1.) Air Raid Wardens' Organisation (2.) Auxiliary ambulance transport Organisation (3.) Hospital * First Aid Posts * Organisation (4.) Industrial & Commercial Organisation (5.) Mine Watching Organisation (6.) Mobile Canteen Organisation (7.) Railways Services Organisation (8.) Essential & Emergency Services Organisations (9.) Welfare Organisations (10.) Auxiliary Fire Services Organisations. (1-5 copies each) 31 x 46cm. Colour.
8
1/4/4 Australian Comforts Fund. Victorian division. Australian Comforts Fund, All Comforts Free. This is to certify that [...] is duly registered with the Australian Comforts Fund Victorian Division. No. [...] President [...] (1 copy) 31 x 24cm. Colour. 8
1/4/5 R.S.S. & A. I. L. A. New South Wales Branch. The members of this sub-branch extend their sincere congratulations to you on your safe return from active service in the War that commenced on 3rd September, 1939, and they assure you a warm welcome amongst them in the 'League'. For and on behalf of the ... Sub-Branch ... President ... Hon. Secretary. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. (2 copies) 34 x 26cm. Colour. 8
1/4/6 Australian Corps of Signals Pigeon Service This is to certify that homing pigeons donated by ... served with the Australian Military Forces in the South West Pacific Area during World War 1939-1945. Date 1st March 1946. [Signed by C.H. Simpson] Maj. Gen. Signal Officer in Chief. Australian Miliary Forces. (2 copies) 26 x 18cm. Colour. 8
1/4/7 Hellenic Republic [...] Honor to those who in the life they lead define and guard a Thermopylae. C.P. Cavafy. It is honorably awarded to Australian War Memorial. [Signed by C. Mitsotakis, Prime Minister]. (1 copy) 34 x 25cm. Monotone. 8
1/4/8 Hellenic Republic EAAHNIKH AHMOKPATIA [...] With translation: Epiros - Albania - Macedonia - Thrace - Crete. Hellenic Democracy (Greece). Commemorative medallion of the campaign of 1940-1941. We grant to Mr C.H. Green having taken part in the Campaign of 1940-1941. The greatest honor is, to fight for ones country. Certified as a true copy. [Signed by the Director] 10.6.1982. Athens. The Minister of National Defence Evangelos Averof - Tositsas. (1 copy) 35 x 50cm. Colour. 8
1/4/9 G.H. Anderson For God, King, Empire. The call to arms presented to G.H. Anderson by the Council and Citizens of the Shire of Gilgandra, N.S.W. in appreciation of your service 1939-1945. Given under the common seal of the council of the Shire of Gilgandra this fifteenth day of June 1946. [Signed by the President, Shire Clerk]. (1 copy) 31 x 44cm. Colour. 8
1/4/10 Louis Craven; Thomas Massey; Milton Prior. The call to arms. Shire of Central Illawarra. Presented to ... by the citizens in grateful appreciation of Services rendered in the war, which commenced on 3rd September, 1939. December 1946. For God, King and Empire. [Signed by the President, Shire Clerk]. (3 copies) 31 x 45cm. Colour. 8
1/4/11 C. Green For God, King and Empire. The call to arms. Presented to C Green the Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of the Municipality of Ulmarra hereby place on record their thanks and appreciation for your conduct and service to your King and Country in the World War of 1939-1945. In witness whereof the corporate seal of the council is hereto attached in the presence of [Signed by the Mayor, Town Clerk]. Dated 21st June 1946. (1 copy) 31 x 45cm. Colour. 8
1/4/12 GVI RI This scroll commemorates Private C. J. Thorne, Australian Military Forces, held in honour as one who served King and Country in the world war of 1939-1945 and gave his life to save mankind from tyranny. May his sacrifice help to bring the peace and freedom for which he died. The enclosed scroll is sent by command of the King. (2 copies - 1 blank) 22 x 33cm. Colour. 8
1/4/13 Gnr. E.S. Winter Enlisted 27-6-40. No. NX 35880. Discharged 11-9-45. With sincere thanks and gratitude we, on behalf of your fellow citizens of Willimbong Shire, (Leeton, N.S.W.) present you with this illuminated address. It expresses our heartfelt appreciation, admiration and gratitude for the service you have rendered to our Country, the Empire and the World. [...] [Signed by the Shire President]. (1 copy) 19 x 24cm. Colour. 8
1/4/14 All honor to the brave Municipality of Flinders (Tas.) express their appreciation to ... for service to King and Country in the World War, 1939-1945. For freedom and justice. (2 copies) 23 x 30cm. Colour. 8
1/4/15 GQ club Wheras by virtue of your successful accomplishment of a descent from the upper airs of this planet by Parachute we have thought fit to nominate and appoint you ... to be a member of the GQ club. We do by these presents bestow upon you the dignity of membership and hereby authorize you to have, hold and enjoy the privelege of wearing its gold badge of two wings No. ... without challenge or hindrance. Given under our hand this day ... 19.. GQ Parachute Company Ltd. Stadium works, Woking, Surrey. (1 copy) 26 x 38cm. Colour. 8
1/4/16 All airmen wherever ye may be Greetings: know all ye by these presents, that Sergeant Tonkin A. A. did on 29/9/42 appear in the northernmost reaches of my realm, enplaned in the A/C G 269 in latitude 66-33N and Longitude 23 05W bound for the dark and frosty wastes of the land of the midnight sun and did with my royal permission enter this dread region by crossing the arctic circle... [Signed by Neptunus Rex, RAF air commodore, RAF group captain private secretary]. (1 copy) 38 x 38cm. Colour. 8
1/4/17 Victoria. State Emergency Council. This is to certify that Mrs F. Clemson... whose signature appears in the margin herof, has qualified in a course of study in air raid precautions in accordance with the scheme approved by the Victorian State Emergency Council...1941. (1 copy) 21 x 16cm. Colour. 8
1/4/18 To The Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Australian Air Force. Air Vice-Marshal G. Jones, C.B., C.B.E., D.F.C. I have much pleasure in presenting to you here to-day a Gold Cup from the Royal Air Force of Great Britain, and I ask you to accept this on behalf of the Royal Australian Air Force. This Cup is sent to your Air Force as a gift to mark the comradeship of the Royal Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force during the present war... [signed by Henry, Duke of Gloucester, 26th February, 1945] (1 copy) 30.7 x 50.7 cm. Colour. Oversized
1/4/19 Western command Voluntary Service Certificate, Perth 1946 To M. Carbone of the 'Top Hat' Concert Party. This certificate is tendered in grateful acknowledment of your Voluntary Service in the entertainment of Army Personnel in Military Camps throughout the period 1939-46 during which you selflessly contributed time and effort to maintain the morale of the Australian soldier [signed by Major-Genral Whitelaw, GOC. Western Command] (1 copy) 20.5 x 25cm. Colour. 8
1/4/20 Task Force 37, British Pacific Fleet Be it known to all whom these presents may come that Signalman E.J. Fock, Official Number B4348, of his Majestys Australian Ship NAPIER participated in the initial entry of units of the United States and British Pacific Fleets into TOKYO BAY which act symbolized the unconditional and complete surrender of the Japanese Navy, 30th August 1945. (1 copy) 25 x 30cm. Colour. 8
1/4/21 The League of Soldiers' Friends The League of Soldiers' Friends. Church of England. Record of Service. 'Joyce V Gair.' As a Member of the League of Soldiers' Friends rendered devoted service as a Voluntary Worker to the Forces during the World War, 1939-1945. (1 copy) 30.2 x 43cm. Colour. 8
1/4/22 Volunteer Air Observers Corps Presented to Mrs A Lambert by the Royal Australian Air Force as a record and in appreciation of Patriotic Response to the Call of Country by serving in the Volunteer Air Observers Corps, 1945. (1 copy) 28.5 x 42.8cm. Colour. 8
1/4/23 T.W.C. Clayton For God, King, Empire. The call to arms presented to T.W.C. Clayton by the Citizens of the Municipality of Willoughby, N.S.W. in grateful appreciation of your patriotic response to the call of the Empire and in recognition of the splendid services rendered during the World War 1939-1945. Dated the twentieth day of December 1948. [Signed by the Mayor]. (1 copy) 29.9 x 39.7cm. Colour. 8
1/4/24 Equatorial Line Greetings This is to certify that NX90647 Dvr Breese R.L. was this day introduced into the mysteries of the Seven Seas on board HMAT "Duntroon" Sunday, 9th September, whilst on a voyage to Singapore to commence the return to their waiting homeland the Prisoners of War, members of the 8th Division, AIF, gallant defenders of Malaya, thus having crossed the Equatorial Line and entered my realm. My Royal Welcome is accorded you. [Autographs on reverse]. (1 copy) 20cm x 12.5cm. Colour. 8
1/4/25 P & O R.M.S. Strathallan, The Equator Behold Ye, Mariners, Sea Gods, Mermaids and Dwellers within my Dominion that...has satisfied my Kingship, Spouse, High Judge, Doctor, Barber and all my other Subjects within my Equatorial Seas, as to...fitness...to enter and dwell in my dominion. Therefore, I now, in virtue of my divine right of Kingship of the High Seas, grant...The Freedom of the Seas given under my Hand and Seal this...day of...in the Year... [Signed by Commander J.H. Biggs, R.D., R.N.R.]. (1 copy) 25.5cm x 20.5cm. Black and white. 8
1/4/26 E.L. West For God, King and Empire. The call to arms. Presented to E.L. West by the Citizens of Campbelltown as a record of their appreciation of your services with the fighting forces of the British Commonwealth of Nations in the World War, 1939-1945. Campbelltown AIF Farewell and Welcome Home Committee [Signed by the Secretary, President and Treasurer]. Dated 30th July 1946. (1 copy) 31 x 45.5cm. Colour. 8
1/4/27 Voluntary Service Certificate, Victoria Line of Communications Area To Leo Grills of "Boomerang" C.P. (Concert Party). This certificate is tendered in grateful acknowledgment of your Voluntary Service in the entertainment of Army Personnel in Military Camps throughout the period 1939/1945, during which you selflessly contributed time and effort to maintain the morale of the Australian soldier. [Signed by the Major-General G.O.C. Victoria L. of C. Area]. Dated 15th August, 1945. (1 copy) 20.5 x 25cm. Colour. 8
1/4/28 B Coy 2/21 Bn, Hand-drawn certificate To Captain Garry Armstrong as a Token of Esteem from the Boys. Autographed. Dated 1940-41. (1 copy) 20.5 x 25cm. Colour. 8
1/4/29 The Call to Arms The Call to Arms (War declared 14th September, 1939) Presented to Private R Clement by the Mayor, aldermen and citizens of the city of Greater Newcastle. We hereby Record our Appreciation of your Patriotic Response to the call to Empire by enlistment in the Commonwealth Defence Forces and Services. Given under the Common Seal of the Council of the City of Greater Newcastle this first day of October 1946. [Signed by the Mayor, Town Clerk.] (1 copy) 39.5 cm x 27.5 cm. Colour. 8
1/4/30 Farewell and Welcome Home to Servicemen and Women Wallsend and District. Farewell and Welcome Home to Servicemen and Women. This will serve to commemorate the occasion of a Welcome Home tendered to Private R Clement AIF. And to express the gratitude of the citizens of Wallsend and District for the loyal service which you have rendered your country in its hour of need...[Signed by Committee President, Secretary, Treasurer.] (1 copy) 39.5 cm x 27.5 cm. Colour. 8
1/4/31 Greek Republic, Commemorative Medallion for 1940-1941 Campaign We bestow to Corporal R H Smith for participation in the campaign 1940-1941 [Signed by the Minister of Defence, 20/11/79, Translated Greek language certificate] (1 copy) 35 cm x 48.5 cm. Colour. 8
1/4/32 Soerat Poedjian [Indonesian and Japanese language certificate] (1 copy) 26 cm x 36 cm. Colour. 8

Table of contents

Subseries 5 : Post Second World War, 1946-present

File Title/Description Notes
1/5/1 This is to certify that John Mathew Murphy having completed the prescribed course and passed the required tests, is recorded as a Graduate of the Royal Military College of Australia. Signed at Duntroon this 8th Day of December 1953. (1 copy) 37 x 21cm. Colour. 9
1/5/2 British Commonwealth Occupation Forces Commendation for brave conduct awarded to ... by the Commander in Chief British Commonwealth Occupation Force for bravery and exceptional courage whilst serving with the British Commonwealth Occupation Force in Japan. It has given me great pride that whilst serving in ... on ..., you ... thereby upholding the highest traditions of the Service and the Force. Lieutenant General, Commander in Chief, British Commonwealth Occupation Force. (1 copy) 24 x 32cm. Colour. 9
1/5/3 The Charter of Legacy The spirit of Legacy is Service. The care of dependents of comrades who served their country in war and who died on service or subsequently, affords a field of service. [...] Dated this 12th day of January in the year of Our Lord 1967. [Signed by Chairman, Secretary]. Legacy Co-ordinating Council. Amended charter adopted at Hobart Conference 1963. (1 copy) 21 x 31cm. Colour. 9
1/5/4 The Australian System of Honours and Awards Series of five specimen awards dated 1976/1977 including: The Order of Australia; Commendation for Brave Conduct; Star of Courage; Knight of the Order of Australia; Cross of Valour. (1 copy each) 28 x 35cm. Colour. 9
1/5/5 Multinational Force & Observers Multinational Force and Observers Sinai. This is to certify that Sgt P.J. O'Brien from the Australian and NZ Contingent served with the Multinational Force and Observers from 11 Dec 85 to 17 Mar 86. United in Service for Peace. [Signed by the Contingent Commander, Force Commander]. (1 copy) 31 x 24cm. Colour. Oversize
1/5/6 Base Squadron, Laverton. [Framed insignia of Laverton RAAF Squadron Base] Royal Australian Air Force. For many. College of Arms 1975. [Signed by Norroy and Ulster King of Arms and Inspector of Royal Australian Air Force Badges]. (1 copy) 43 x 55cm. Colour. Oversize
1/5/7 Republic of Korea. Office of the President. November 1, 1951. Presidential Unit Citation. The president of the Republic of Korea takes profound pleasure in citing for exceptionally meritorious services and heroism No 2 Squadron, South African Air Forces for the award of the Presidential Unit Citation [...] (1 copy) 70 x 88cm. Colour. 9
1/5/8 18th Fighter Bomber Wing Policy Directive During the United Nations action in Korea 2 Squadron South African Air Force served as an integral part of the 18th fighter bomber wing United States Air Force [...] (1 copy) 62 x 68cm. Colour. 9
1/5/9 11 Armoured Workshop REME This is to certify that Capt. McWauers. A.J. served with Forward Repair Group 6 as part of the 1st (UK) Armd Div during operations Granby, Desert Storm and Desert Sabre from Jan - April 1991. [Signed Major A M McPherson REME. Officer Commanding]. (1 copy) 40 x 30cm. Colour. 9
1/5/10 Certificate of Commendation VII corps Saudi Arabia Operation Desert Storm. Let it be known that Capt A C McWhatters RAEME (FRG 6) served with distinction with the VII corps among the coalition forces fighting for the liberation of Kuwait. [Signed by Frederick M Franks, Jr. Lieutenant General US Army Commanding]. (1 copy) 40 x 30cm. Colour. 9
1/5/11 Australia Remembers 1945-1995 On the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, a grateful nation expresses its thanks to ... for contributing to the war effort and the coming of peace [Signed by Prime Minister Hon Paul Jeating MP, Minister for Veteran's Afffairs Hon Con Sciacca MP]. [See also 1/5/23]. (1 copy) 30 x 45cm. Colour. 9
1/5/12 Shropshire By command of his most watery majesty King Neptune, ruler of the seven seas, lord of the ocean depths, be it hereby known that ... has this day at our Court held on board his britannic majesty's Australian ship Shropshire on the equator in longitude 6 15W this day 18th of May 1946 has been duly initiated into the Ancient and Mystic rites of our realm ... [Signed Neptune Rex]. (1 copy) 35 x 50cm. Colour. 9
1/5/13 The cabaret Hawaii is the domain of Neptunus Rex To all sailors wherever ye may be and to all Mermaids, sea serpents, whales, sharks, dolphins, skates, suckers, lobsters, crabs and other living things in the sea. Greetings: know that on this 18th day of June 1945 in Latitude and Longitude 90W there appeared within our domain the Arundle Castle bound for Australia. Be it remembered that said vessel, officers and crews thereof having been inspected and passed on by ourself and our royal staff, and be it known by all ye sailors, mariners and land lubbers, who may be honored by his presence that Aus. 423561, P/O James Patrick Sullivan having been found worthy to be numbered as one of our trusty shellbacks has been gathered to our fold and duly initiated into the solemn mysteries of the ancient order of the deep... [Signed Neptune Rex]. (1 copy) 32 x 26cm. Green ink. 9
1/5/14 Appreciation Award to the Officers and members of No.67 Division UK and 6 Australian Military Japanese scroll, Appreciation Award, Ministry of Social Affairs, Japan, 1947. The Appreciation Award was awarded as a vote of thanks to 'The Officers & Members of No. 67 Division UK & 6 Australian Military', including 'Major Lukyn'. In part it reads 'Especially we would like to mention these names who gave so much to us beyond the borders of the nations and showed us brotherhood in these difficult days and time (sic)'. The certificate is dated 30th October 1947, Ministry of Social Affairs Japan/ Director of UJINA Centre / Tsuneo KUSUNOSE'. The appreciation award was presented to Colonel Lukyn by the civilian population in appreciation for his work in re-building a school in Hiroshima. Also included is an envelope used to house the scroll. (1 copy) 39 x 44cm. Black and white. 9
1/5/15 Charter Certificate for No 4 Squadron Association In pursuance of the powers and authorities in it vested and of the Rules and By-laws by it adopted and approved doth hereby establish and constitute the No.4 Squadron Association as a branch of the said Royal Australian Air Force Association (NSW Division)...1991. (1 copy) 51 x 40cm. Black and white. 9
1/5/16 Coronation Review at Spithead on June 15th 1953 Presented to Sgt. W. J. Graham who was serving in A.M.F-C.C. on H.M.A.S Sydney on the occasion of The Coronation Review at Spithead by her Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, June 15th. 1953. (1 copy) 28 x 28cm. Colour. 9
1/5/17 Imperium Neptuni Regis Certificate presented to James Graham of the H.M.A.S. Sydney (Coronation Cruise) after being inspected by the Royal Staff and found worthy of and duly initiated into the "Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of the Deep". Signed by Davey Jones, His Majesty's Scribe and Neptunus Rex. (1 copy) 39 x 24cm. Colour. 9
1/5/18 Royal Hong Kong Defence Force: Petty Officers' and Sergeants' Mess Presented to Brigadier Sir Lindsay Tasman Ride who was elected as an Honorary Member of the Mess and "granted the use and all the privileges thereunto belonging or appertaining". Dated 9th day of June 1962. (1 copy) 30.5 x 37.5cm. Colour. 9
1/5/19 Member Order of the Good Time Presented to Sgt W.J. Graham as a member of the L'Ordre de Bon-Temps, Nova Scotia. Founded in 1606, the society has the motto 'fellowship and good cheer'. The Grand Master at the time [1952] was His Excellency the Rt. Honourable Vincent Massy, C.H. Governor General of Canada. (1 copy) 26 x 30cm. Colour. 9
1/5/20 Innovation Certificate Presented to Miss J Linnane by the Queeensland Government in recognition of her achievements in the area of information security at the Central Bureau during World War II. It is signed by Paul Lucas MP, Minister for Innovation and Information Economy. (1 copy) 29 x 21cm. Colour. 9
1/5/21 Certificate of Merit Presented to Miss J. Linnane by the Federal Council as a mark of appreciation and recognition of Service to the Air Force Association. Dated the 13th of August 1978. Signed by the Federal President and Secretary. (1 copy) 30 x 24cm. Colour. 9
1/5/22 Life Member Framed certificate presented to Miss J. E. Linnane by the Royal Australian Air Force Association admitting her as a Life Member in the National Council, from 1982, for her service to the Association. Certificate dated to 1991 and signed by the National President and Secretary. (1 copy) 35 x 27cm. Colour. 9
1/5/23 Australia Remembers 1945-1995 On the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, a grateful nation expresses its thanks to Eric West for contributing to the war effort and the coming of peace [Signed by Prime Minister Hon Paul Jeating MP, Minister for Veteran's Afffairs Hon Con Sciacca MP]. [See also 1/5/11]. (1 copy) 30 x 42cm. Colour. 9
1/5/24 Certificate of contribution for Lucky Grills A grateful nation expresses its thanks to Leo Denis Grills for contributing to Australia's effort in World War II. Their service, our heritage." [Signed by Prime Minister John Howard, the Minister for Veterans' Affairs and the Federal Member.] (1 copy) 30 x 21cm. Colour. 9
1/5/25 The Naval and Military Club Certificate presented to Wing Commander R.C. Cresswell, D.F.C. to admit him as a Member of The Naval and Military Club. Dated 16th May 1981 [Signed by the President and Secretary] (1 copy) 40 x 30cm. Colour. 9
1/5/26 Kittyhawk Association Certificate presented to 77 Squadron for being the Most Efficient Fighter Squadron 1975. Dated 19 Jun 1976 (1 copy) 16 x 24cm. Black and White. 9
1/5/27 466/462 Squadron Certificate issued to 466/462 Suqadrons in recognition of their support of the Bomber Command Museum Appeal. (1 copy) 21 x 30cm. Black and White. 9
1/5/28 Welcome Home On behalf of the Citizens of Hurstville and Kogarah Municipalities and the Hurstville Sub-Branch R.S.S.A.I.L.A. We extend to You our Sincere Thanks, and our Congratulations, on your Safe Return to your Relatives and Friends. We trust that you will be Long Spared to enjoy a Happy and Peaceful Life, and that your Tribulations and Sacrifice whilst a Prisoner-of-War will soon be only a Memory overshadowed by the Joys of your Re-union with your Loved Ones. Presented to H. J. Sparkes At Hurstville on Saturday, January 26, 1946. (1 copy) 32.5 x 25cm. Colour. 9

Table of contents

SERIES 2: Nominal Rolls, Rolls of Honor and Commemorative Rolls, 1900-1994

Description: This series contains a variety of nominal rolls: which list the names of those who saw active service with the Australian military forces;rolls of honour: which list the names of people who died as a direct result of active service with Australian military forces and commemorative rolls: which list the names of those Australians who died during or as a result of wars in which Australians served but who were not serving in the Australian Armed Forces and therefore not eligible for inclusion on the Roll of Honour. Commemorative rolls include those Australians who died while members of Allied Forces, the Merchant Navy, philanthropic organisations attached to the forces, or as war correspondents or photographers.

Subseries 1 : Pre First World War,1900-1913

File Title/Description Folder
2/1/1 3rd Australian Light Horse Roll call. 1905. [Roll lists approximately 200 names] (1 colour, 2 black & white copies) 50 x 75cm. 10
2/1/2 Mounted Rifles. 2nd A.L.H. 1904. Roll Call. [Approximately 200 names]. See also PR01629. (1 copy) Colour. 50 x 65cm. 10

Subseries 2 : First World War,1914-1918

File Title/Description Folder
2/2/1 Index [First World War soldiers name index (approximately 950 names) with corresponding Row reference (A-Z), source/subject unknown]. (1 copy) 50 x 40cm. Handprinted. Black & White. 11
2/2/2 Roll of Honor. Albany. 1914-1919. [Approximately 600 names]. (1 copy) 55 x 45cm. Black & White. 11
2/2/3 Roll of Honor. Ariah Park District. 1914-1919. [Approximately 180 names]. (1 copy) 50 x 65cm. Blue, Black & White. 11
2/2/4 Roll of Honor. Bairnsdale District. 1914-1919. [Approximately 900 names]. (1 copy) 50 x 65cm. Blue, Black & White. 11
2/2/5 Roll of Honor. Bendigo District. 1914-1919. [Approximately 1800 names]. (1 copy) 50 x 65cm. Blue, Black & White. 11
2/2/6 Roll of Honor. Cowra, including all Districts to Blayney. Lest we forget. 1914-1919. [Approximately 800 names]. (1 copy) 45 x 60cm. Colour. 11
2/2/7 Roll of Honor. Gunning, Crookwell, Taralga and Districts. Lest we forget. 1914-1919. [Approximately 800 names]. (1 copy) 45 x 60cm. Colour. 11
2/2/8 Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Officers enlisted in Australian Imperial Forces. Supplement to the first issue of "Bank Notes", December 1918. 1914-1919. [Approximately 120 names with branch details, rank and remarks/fate]. (1 copy) 45 x 65cm. Colour. 11
2/2/9 Australian Roll of Honour 1914-17. Robert Reid & Co. Limited. The answer to the call. [Booklet containing two prints depicting wooden honor boards with gold text, approximately 80 names plus fate]. (1 copy) 25 x 32cm. Colour. 11
2/2/10 Per Ardua ad Astra. Australian Flying Corps. [4 photostat pages with introduction and approximately 120 names of those who died]. (1 copy) 45 x 21cm. Black & White. 11
2/2/11 Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining & Boring Company Decorations [25 names plus service number, rank and decoration/date]. (1 copy) 38 x 60cm. Black & White. 11
2/2/12 Mounted section nominal roll. 11th Field Company Engineers. May 31, 1916 to Jan. 1918 [25 names plus service number, rank and decoration/date]. (1 color copy, 1 black and white handdrawn draft copy) 33 x 47cm. 11
2/2/13 18th Battery Honor Roll 6th Army Bde. Field artillery Officers, NCOs & Men. Second Years Record of First South Australian Battery on Active Service from October 18th 1916 - October 17th 1917. Published for the 18th Battery A.I.F. by Raphael Tuck and Sons Ltd. Moorfields, London, E.C. [Approximately 300 names plus rank, decoration/date and fate]. Designed and drawn by P.R. Wrightman Sgt 1st ANZAC Topo Sec Belgium 1917. (5 copies) Colour. 80 x 55cm. 11
2/2/14 18th Battery. 6th Army. Field Artillery Brigade A.I.F. Australian Field Artillery Honor Roll. Third Years Record of First South Australian 18pr. Battery on Active Service from Oct 18th 1917 to Oct. 17th 1918. Published for the 18th Battery A.I.F. by Raphael Tuck and Sons Ltd. Moorfields, London, E.C. [Approximately 300 names plus rank, decoration/date, fate and miscellaneous statistics]. (5 copies) Colour. 55 x 75cm. 11
2/2/15 18th Battery. 6th Field Artillery Brigade. Second Divison. Honor Roll of Officers, NCOs & Men. 12 month's record of First South Australian Battery (18 pounder). Published by Raphael Tuck and Sons Ltd. publishers to their Majesties. [Approximately 150 names plus rank, decoration/date, fate and miscellaneous statistics]. (2 copies) Colour. 55 x 80cm. 11
2/2/16 Totals for period 1915-1919. 18th Battery Honor Roll. 6th Army Bde. A.I.F. Published for the 18th Battery A.I.F. by Raphael Tuck and Sons Ltd. Moorfields, London, E.C. Designed by S. Sgt. Wightman, M.S.M. London 1919. [Approximately 120 names plus rank, decoration/date, fate and miscellaneous statistics]. (1 copy) Colour. 55 x 80cm. 11
2/2/17 Honor Roll of the 114th Howitzer Battery Australian Field Artillery Designed by Sgt. A. McPherson. Published by A. Chris. Fowler. Moorfields, London. [Approximately 400 names plus decorations, fate and miscellaneous statistics and places of action]. (1 copy) Colour. 55 x 75cm. 11
2/2/18 IV Battalion A.I.F. Honors and Awards. [Approximately 60 names plus decorations]. (1 copy) Colour. 50 x 63cm. 11
2/2/19 First Tunnelling Company A.I.F. Honour Roll 1916-1919. [Approximately 800 names plus fate and miscellaneous statistics]. (4 copies) Colour. 50 x 63cm. 12
2/2/20 Ulysses I go to return A.I.F. Returned soldiers. January 1919. His majesties "Ulysses" Australian Troopship. [Approximately 800 names plus unit organised by state]. For home. Reproduced by F.W. Niven & Co. Printers. 40 Flinders St. Melbourne, Victoria. For country. Copyright & Designed by J.C. Dungan. 59th Battalion A.I.F. St Leonards, Bonanza St. Cheltenham, Victoria. (2 copies, 1 framed with veneered wood) Colour. 30 x 40cm. 12
2/2/21 Fleur-Baix. Pozieres. Moquet Farm. Bullecourt. Flers. Messines. Passchendale. A token of esteem and regard from B Section of the 13th Field Ambulance to Lieut. Col. D. D. Cade DSC in appreciation of his high qualities as an Officer of the Australian Imperial Forces. France. Dec. 15th 1917. [Approximately 200 signatures]. (1 copy) Colour. 75 x 60cm. 12
2/2/22 To the ladies of the Soldiers Refreshment Stall No. 5 Australian General Hospital, St Kilda Road Melbourne, as a mark of appreciation of the way in which they have studied the interests and welfare of the undersigned Returned Soldiers. [Approximately 95 signatures]. (1 copy) Colour. 38 x 54cm. 12
2/2/23 Roll of Honor of the ANZAC buffet. No. 5 Australian General Hospital. MDCCCCXVIII. Honor and Glory. [Approximately 120 names]. (1 copy) Colour. 68 x 110cm. 12
2/2/24 First Tunnelling Company AIF Honor Roll [Approximately 400 names]. (2 copies) Black and white. 60 x 95cm. 12
2/2/25 Army Orders by Sir H S Rawlinson [Immediate rewards. The Victoria Cross ... The Military Medal ... August 27th 1918] (1 copy) Colour. 35 x 22cm. 12
2/2/26 Autographs of personnel on board HMAT Shropshire leaving England for Australia 1.4.19 [Contains over 400 signatures]. (1 copy) Colour. 80 x 2000cm. 12
2/2/27 Roll of Honour with photograph of Private William George 47 Batt. (late 31st Batt), AIF. [Includes photo of soldier, 1916] Autographs of personnel on board HMAT Shropshire leaving England for Australia 1.4.19. (1 copy) Black and white. 48 x 35.5cm. 12
2/2/28 Commemoration Scroll for Pte. William George 47 Bn. A.I.F. [c.1916. Includes scroll cover in oversize box.] (1 copy) Colour. 28.5 x 18.5cm. 12
2/2/29 Honour Roll. 10th Field Company Engineers A.I.F. [Approximately 400 names, fate and honours and awards]. (1 copy) Black and White. 22.5 x 14cm. 12
2/2/30 Souvenir of HMAT Port Lincoln with Nominal Roll [A printed image of the First World War transport ship Port Lincoln with 150 names]. (1 copy) Black and White. 22.5 x 32.5cm. Oversize
2/2/31 Commemoration Scroll for Dvr. Charles Thomas Black 32 Bn. A.I.F. [c.1916. Includes scroll cover in oversize box. See also 2/2/28] (1 copy) Colour. 28.5 x 18.5cm. 12
2/2/32 Roll of Honour In loving memory of Pte. Michael Sexton Fahey, No. 2910, "D" Comp., 57th Batt., Killed at Broodeseinde, Belgium, 14th October, 1917, Age 48 (1 copy) Black and White. 50 x 36cm. 12

Subseries 3 : Post First World War,1919-1938

File Title/Description Folder
2/3/1 New Zealand Cyclist Corps 1916-1938. Ypres. Fleurbaix. [Approx. 40 signatures] (1 copy) 40 x 55cm. Handdrawn charcoal and ink. 13

Subseries 4 : Second World War,1939-1945

File Title/Description Folder
2/4/1 IWAGS Ballarat 48 Course. August 1944. [Approx. 40 signatures] (2 copies) 28 x 35cm. Black and white. 13
2/4/2 IWAGS Ballarat 49 Course. March to October 1944. [Approx. 40 signatures] (2 copies) 28 x 35cm. Colour. 13
2/4/3 IWAGS 49A Course. [Approx. 40 signatures] (2 copies) 30 x 50cm. Colour. 13
2/4/4 WAGS Ballarat Course No. 43. [Approx. 40 signatures] (1 copy) 30 x 34cm. Black and white. 13
2/4/5 No. 1 WAGS Course 37. April to September 1943. [Approx. 40 signatures] (1 copy) 28 x 35cm. Colour. 13
2/4/6 No 1 WAGS Ballarat 47 Course. January to July 1944. [Approx. 40 signatures] (1 copy) 40 x 30cm. Colour. 13
2/4/7 No 1 WAGS Ballarat 28 Course. [Approx. 40 signatures] (1 copy) 40 x 30cm. Colour. 13
2/4/8 No 1 WAGS 55 Course. [Approx. 40 signatures] (1 copy) 40 x 30cm. Colour. 13
2/4/9 RAAF Course 19. Empire Air Scheme No. 1 Wireless air gunners' school, Ballarat. [Approx. 40 signatures] (1 copy) 40 x 30cm. Colour. 13
2/4/10 River Valley Prisoner of War Masonic Club Roll of Foundation Members Copy of nominal roll of members present at inaugural meeting at River Valley Road Prisoners of War camp, Singapore 16 July 1942. (1 copy) 42 x 30cm. Colour. 13
2/4/11 Strike Hard Features a Griffin and 2/33 battalion colour patch with text 'Strike Hard' at centre. 4 novelty crests at each corner. Signed by members of 2/33 Battalion. Includes listing of locations where the Battalion served. (1 copy) 40 x 31cm. Colour. 13
2/4/12 GVI RI This scroll commemorates Sergeant C.J. Moore, Royal Australian Air Force Held in honour as one who served King and Country in the world war of 1939-1945 and gave his life to save mankind from tyranny. May his sacrifice help to bring the peace and freedom for which he died. (1 copy) 30.5 x 21.5cm. Colour. 13
2/4/13 Municipality of Singleton and Shire of Patrick Plains Nominal Roll Nominal roll of Second World War service men and women of Singleton, produced by the Municipality of Singleton and the Shire of Patrick Plains. (1 copy) 13

Table of contents

Subseries 5 : Post Second World War,1946-present

File Title/Description Folder
2/5/1 Operation of 2/3 Aust Inf Bn Aitape-Wewak Campaign. 28 Jan. 45 - 15 Aug. 45 [Handdrawn map of New Guinea plus approximately 40 names]. (1 copy) Colour. 72 x 35cm. 13
2/5/2 2/4 Australian Commando Squadron, Roll of Honor, 1942-1945 [Approximately 55 names grouped by geographical location]. (1 copy) Colour. 60 x 33cm. 13
2/5/3 1 Aust Water Tpt Cp RAE AIF Operations New Guinea. Operations Solomons. [Approximately 45 geographical locations plus company and headquarters details]. (1 copy) Black and red. 65 x 55cm. 13
2/5/4 Hawkesbury Agricultural College Roll of Service. 1939-1945. [Approximately 600 names]. (1 copy) 64 x 50cm. 13
2/5/5 Roll of honour SAAF Korea 1951 - 1953 [Approximately 36 names]. (1 copy) 28 x 48cm. 13
2/5/6 If I forget thee... 59 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force From one learn the character of all. [Approximately 25 names + appendage]. 50th Anniversary 19-24.6.94. (1 copy) 30 x 58cm. 13
2/5/7 Operation of 2/3 Aust Inf Bn Aitape-Wewak Campaign. 28 Jan. 45 - 15 Aug. 45 [Handdrawn map of New Guinea plus approximately 54 names]. (1 copy) Colour. 76 x 40cm. 13

Table of contents