Cricket Ball Memorial to Albert 'Tibby' Cotter

Historical note: 

This ball was bowled by Tibby Cotter in the 1904 test match between Australia and England, in which he bowled six Englishmen for 40 runs. The cricket ball, which bears Cotter's signature, was turned into a memorial to him after he was killed in action in the First World War.

Materials: 
Leather, Cotton Stitching, Silver Base, Enamel
Category: 
Souvenirs and ephemera
Themes: 
Sport
Personal story
Conflict: 
First World War
Location: 
Eastern Front
Story: 
Albert 'Tibby' Cotter
Engraved: 
ALBERT COTTER 12th L Horse Killed in Action 31st October 1917 In his 34th Year

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