WW1 SLOUCH AUSTRALIAN
ARMY HAT NAMED
Very Rare and complete Australian Army Slouch
hat, inside leather band marked " C. Anderson & Co Ltd. 6.3/4 1918 "
. arrow stamps on the inside behind the band, original leather chin strap
with hook holders. original puggaree and rising sun hat badge , overall the
hat is in very good condition for its age with no holes or problems , minor
wear on the edgeing and the stitching has come away in a couple of spots
on the inside leather hat band but enough holding to be clearly the original
one for the hat.
Also comes with a original miniature medal group as worn for the DSO, MC,
WW1 Trio with MID leaf, WW2 pair and Efficency medal and matching Ribbon
Bar. pair of Rising sun collar badges, Australia Title badge, gold gilt crown
and pipps. Small photo in gilt metal type frame . Nice named drink flask
made by James Dixon & Sons Sheffield , named to " Lieut E.J.Parks and
dated 18-6-15. And last of all 2 framed Mentioned in Despatch certificates
All named to the same officer " E.J.Parks , 16th Infantry Battalion ".
Lieutenant Edward Joseph Parks Enlisted in 1914, embarked on HMAT Kanowna
24-06-1915, 16th Infantry battalion 7 to 17 reinforcements. and returned
He was awarded the DSO , MC and 3 times MID in 1917, 1918 and 1919. was also
in service during WW2 as Training ...
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