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
24 April

1918 — Second Battle of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX began. Australian and British troops fought to regain the town that had been captured just three weeks earlier. There were 1469 Australian casualties, many due to mustard gas

1918 — LT C. SADLIER won a Victoria Cross for his inspirational gallantry during the battle at Villers-Bretonneux