WWI and WWII collection of medals, ephemera and related oddments of CAPTAIN JOHN CARLISLE BOOTLE
This wonderful collection of early 20th century Australian military history has just arrived at Canberra Antiques Centre.
Group of SEVEN - all for John Carlisle Bootle.
WWI Medal Group (1st Australian Imperial Force)
# 1917 Captain John Carlisle Bootle enlisted into the 4th Battalion and then transferred to 1st Battalion-1st Australian Infantry Brigade (ADIT 1st Battalion)
Born in Moree, NSW on 11 July 1894, lived in Orange and enlisted at Liverpool 27th May 1915 aged 20 years and 6 months.
Had prior service in C Coy 42nd Infantry Battalion joined 22nd January 1915.
* ANZAC Landing and ANZAC (mentions of Lone Pine in the ephemera)
* Mentioned in Despatches from Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig dated 7th April 1918-Western Front
* 3rd June 1919-Awarded Military Cross for valuable services rendered over a period of days with military operations in France on the Western Front.
Battle Honours 1st Infantry Battalion-First World War: Hazebrouck, Amiens, Albert 1918 (Chuignes), Hindenburg Line (twice) Epehy, France and Flanders 1916-1918, ANZAC, Landing at ANZAC, Suvla, Sari Bair-Lone Pine, Somme 1916, Somme 1918, Pozieres, Bullecourt, Ypres 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Lys.
WWII Medal Group
# NX145952/N60146 LTCOL John Carlisle Bootle
Lived in Mosman and enlisted in Sydney on 24th January 1943 and discharged 6th July 1945. Believed to be Australian service only.
Original Medal Set (engraved with member's details) includes from L to R:
Military Cross (WWI), WWI 1914-15 Star, WWI British War Medal, WWI Victory medal with oak leaf/MID, British Service Medal 1939-1945, 1939-1945 Australian Service Medal and Efficiency Medal (Australia).
* His ANZAC Gallipoli Medallion (engraved)
* Egyptian souvenir ware glass mosaic photo frame with picture of Anzac-possibly JCB or may be one of his two brothers who also enlisted.
* His officer's compass engraved and in leather case with carrying strap.
* His inscribed cased silver plate shaving set, a gift from Dubbo friends.
* His engraved sterling silver vesta case, Birmingham 1914.
* His monogrammed sterling silver tobacco case, Birmingham 1915.
* Large book of ephemera: including "secret" battle maps of the Western Front and Battle Instructions, interesting and candid assessments of Australian troop capabilities, aeriel photographs of the Somme and Hazebrouck area showing troop locations, other photos including one of Birdwood, signed letters from Gen Birdwood, passes and tickets, pay book, newspapers, corps newsletters and much more.