Conflict
First World War
Forces
Belgium
Comments
medal WW2 Belgiun Croix De Guerre. Maltise Cross with crossed swords intersected under a shield. Mounted on a crown suspended on a red ribben with 5 narrow green stripes.made of bronze. lion on the shield on reverse side.
Size
100mm L 40mm W 3mm T
When Made
1914 ca
Made By
Belgium Government (Medal maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Stylised A, on shield on front Shield, Lion on reverse side of shield.
Keywords
world war one, medal, ww1, medals, force, belgiun, croix de guerre, maltise cross, military medal, 4669, warrent, officer one, steve, cadwell dcm mm mid, regimental sargent major, 22 batalian, first australian imperial
Conflict
First World War
Forces
Germany
Comments
German oval brass military dog tag from the First World War, with two small holes at the top. Made of brass. Inscribed with owner details.
Size
4.9cm high by 7cm wide
Historical information
This Identity Disc belonged to Wilhelm Welz and was taken from the battlefield in Europe during the First World War. It was brought back to Australia and handed to the Lara RSL about 1950 by a family who's father (a member of Lara) had died. Due to lost records it is not known who the member was.
When Made
World War One
Made By
German Government (Identity Disc Maker)
Significance
Historic Significance to the Weltz family
Inscriptions & Markings
Wilhelm Welz/
Wunschelburg.kr.neurode./ Geb.15.11.77./
2.Ers.Bat.Gren.Reg 10./
3.K.No.1141./
R.I.R.23.5.K.1207.
Keywords
world war one, ww1, world war 1, german, dog tag, identity disc, name tag, welz, wilhelm, 1141, 15 11 1877, 2 erd bat
Conflict
Iraq
Forces
USA
Comments
A deck of playing cards in a small cardboard box.
Size
W 6.5cm H 9cm D 1.8cm
Links
Historical information
After the 2003 invasion of Iraq by a United States-led coalition, the U.S. military developed a set of playing cards to help troops identify the most-wanted members of President Saddam Hussein's government

The cards were officially named the "personality identification playing cards".
When Made
2003
Inscriptions & Markings
Has the words "IRAQI Most WANTED Playing Cards" on the front along with stars at the bottom and top.On reverse it has a preview of the cards at below that it has "Made In U.S.A." Above those are two paragraphs with descriptions about the cards. They are from the Iraqi War. One side has information about where they were manufactured. On the top it has a sticker that has been ripped and on the bottom it has a bar code and the words "From the maker of Bicycle".
Keywords
iraq, iraqi war, usa, united states, saddam hussein, most wanted, ohio, cincinnati
Conflict
Second World War
Forces
Germany
Comments
A silver circular coin dated 1939. The coin is approximately the size of a quarter and has an unusual lettered edge which reads, "Gemeinnutz geht vor Eigennutz" and translates roughly to "Common good comes before self".
Size
2.5cm
Historical information
Nazi Germany silver 2 Reichsmark Hindenburg/SwastikaThis historic silver 2 Reichsmark was struck by Nazi Germany from 1936 until production was halted by the start of World War II in 1939. It is an historic coin of the failed Third Reich.
Inscriptions & Markings
One side depicts a Nazi Eagle holding a swastika with the legend "Deutsches Reich", along with the date of 1939 and denomination of 2 dm. The other side pictures Paul Von Hindenburg with 1847-1934. On the edge of the coin
Conflict
Second World War
Forces
Germany
Comments
A Miniature Mother's Cross; Gold Grade by Boerger & Co.On original bow-tied ribbon with pinback, intact enamels, light contact, near extremely fine.
Historical information
An optional semi-official approved miniature version of the Mother’s Cross measuring circa 2 cm with reverse-side inscription, attached to a blue-white ribbon bow, was also produced in each of its three classes; it was authorized for purposes of general everyday wear only.[18] The wearing of the blue-white ribbon bow alone, without the miniature cross attached, was also authorized for same purpose. The miniature was an optional supplement, that could be purchased privately from relevant authorized supply stockists such as high-street jewellers or directly from the LDO (Leistungsgemeinschaft der Deutschen Ordenshersteller) approved medal makers responsible for manufacturing private retail supply. Other formats made available by those manufacturers to recipients of the honour, such as brooches, were simply unofficial merchandising embellishments
When Made
16th December 1938
Conflict
East Timor
Forces
United Nations
Comments
United Nations Blue Timor Cap with black trim at bottom and metal United Nations badge at front right hand side
Size
L 29.5 cm x H 19 cm
When Made
2001 ca
Made By
United Nations (Peace Keeping)
Inscriptions & Markings
United Nations Badge in metal
Keywords
military, army, royal australian army, timor, east timor, australian army, royal australian regiment, rar, united nations, un, cotton, made in china, cap
Conflict
Boer War
Forces
Australia
Comments
Cotton Union Jack flag approx 90cm by 150cm with small repair patches and center section cotton deteriorated.
Size
Approximately 90cm by 150cm
Historical information
This flag was carried by Private Fredrick James Smith (1229) of the 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles, F Coy in their deployment between February 1901 to April 1902, including the Wilmansrust engagement in which 18 men were killed and 41 wounded. On return to Australia, the flag was used in marches by the South Africa, China Old Veterans Association of Geelong.
Significance
This flag is of national significance as it was used in the Boer War by Private Fredrick James Smith (SN:1229) of the 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles, F Company in their deployment to South Africa between 1901 and 1902. The flag was taken into the Wilmansrust engagement in which 19 soldiers died and 41 were wounded. On return to Australia, the flag was used in marches by the South Africa, China Old Veterans Association - Geelong. This flag represents a unique part of Australian history from which the movie, Breaker Morant was taken.

It is of spiritual significance as the Boer War was where the first Australian received the Imperial Victoria Cross, and the spirit of Anzac was conceived, giving birth in World War 1. The Flag represents the spirit of Australians who fought and died in South Africa.
Inscriptions & Markings
Has the word "Lara" inscribed in black on side of flag
Keywords
boer war, union jack flag, south africa, wilmansrust, 5th victorian mounted rifles, f coy, private fredrick james smith, service number 1229, february 1901, april 1902, south africa china old veterans association
Conflict
Second World War
Forces
Australia
Comments
4 page A4 Newspaper, pages brownish due to deterioration and fragile due to folds and rips.Print is still clear and readable
Size
A4
Links
Historical information
This Edition, Published by AIF News, was printed to celebrate the end of WWII in the Pacific Region. It was kept by L.A.C. Charles Harold Dix 119700 R.A.A.F. No. 2 Squadron Stationed at Balikpapan at the time.
When Made
16th August 1945
Significance
Records the end of hostilities in the Pacific Region WWII and give an insight into how the news was communicated, as well as into other issues important at the time.
Inscriptions & Markings
Table Tops
Keywords
balikpapan, pacific war, victory, charles harold dix, japan surrenders, newspaper, newsletter, 6th august 1945, table tops, tabletops, aif news, wwii
Conflict
Second World War
Forces
Japan
Comments
A blue coloured paper note with picture of fruit and an island beach on the front.
Size
13.5cm in length and 6.5cm in width
Historical information
The Japanese government-issued Oceanian Pound was one of several issues of Japanese invasion money used during World War II. Consisting of only four denominations, the Oceanian Pound was the shortest set (i.e., total number of denominations) issued.
When Made
1942
Inscriptions & Markings
On the front reads "Japanese Government One Shilling" and on the reverse the number 1. On the front in red are the letters "OC".
Keywords
money, paper, currency, japanese, wwii, japan, oceania, shilling, one, occupation, japanese government, blue
Conflict
Second World War
Forces
Australia
Comments
Metal badge with crown on top & bar underneath with one star
Size
2 cm W x 3.5 cm H.
Historical information
In the Second World War there was only one badge issued to the nearest female relative of members of the RAN, the Australian Imperial Force (including members of the Australian Army Nursing Service), and the Royal Australian Air Force on active service abroad. Stars displayed on a bar suspended below the badge represented the number of relatives involved in the war effort. Authority for the issue of the badge in the Second World War was issued under AIF Order 200 dated 14 February 1941.
Made By
Angus and Coote
Inscriptions & Markings
TO THE WOMAN OF AUSTRALIA'.
Map of Australia in centre of wreath.
On reverse side issued by the Commonwealth Government.
No 'A100853'
Keywords
world war two, royal australian air force, australian imperial force, australian army nursing service