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 October

1942— Battle of EORA CREEK, New Guinea. Australian troops continued to drive the Japanese back along the KOKODA TRAIL but met heavy resistance at Eora Creek

1944— HMAS AUSTRALIA was escorted to Manus Island, New Guinea, for emergency repairs after being struck in a kamikaze aircraft attack in Leyte Gulf