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
18 July

1917 — An observer, aloft in a balloon from HMAS HUON, sighted an Austrian submarine on the surface in the Adriatic Sea. The submarine dived and escaped before HUON could get to it

1942 — Australian troops attacked and captured Trig22 on MAKH KHAD RIDGE during the fighting around EL ALAMEIN, Egypt

1960 — The first Junior Recruits (boys aged 15-16) commenced training at HMAS LEEUWIN, Fremantle, WA. The JR scheme continued for 24 years and over 12,000 young sailors graduated to the RAN