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
17 January

1917 — 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, sailed for France. This was the last AFC Squadron formed in WW1 and began active service over the Western Front in the Battle of Cambrai

1945 — Battle of TSIMBA RIDGE, a strongly fortified Japanese position  in the north of Bougainville

1991 — Coalition air attacks began against Iraqi forces in IRAQ and KUWAIT, marking the beginning of the GULF WAR, which ended when Iraqi forces were driven from Kuwait