4th (NSW) Battalion Matchbox Cover

Historical note: 

A box of these souvenir matchbox covers was found in a bricked up room in Birmingham that was once owned by a silversmith. The battle honours on the cover end in 1917. We can only assume that the soldier who ordered the covers never returned to collect them. 

Materials: 
Silver
Category: 
Souvenirs and ephemera
Conflict: 
First World War
Location: 
England
Production Date: 
1917

On this day

On this day
11 December

1899— 29 NSW LANCERS were part of a British force which suffered a heavy defeat at the hand of the BOERS at MAGERSFONTEIN, South Africa

1918—  HMAS BRISBANE arrived in Sevastopol, Russia, in support of White Russian forces fighting against revolutionary Bolshevik forces

1952— Operation FAUNA began in Korea. This action was planned to take prisoners to find out more about recently arrived Chinese troops and to destroy enemy trenches. It was 1RAR’s last action of the Korean War

1969— HMAS JEPARIT was commissioned into the RAN to transport stores and equipment to Vietnam. The bulk carrier had been the subject of ongoing union action since August 1966.