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Hat - Military Service, General Sir Edmund Herring, 1914-1945 Reg. No: ST 043666
- Khaki service cap with general officer's badge. Part of General Sir Edmund Herring collection.
According to the Australian War Memorial, Herring was one of the most renowned Australian senior officers in World War II. In September 1942 he became commander of New Guinea Force. He also served in World War I in the British Army, earning the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Cross. Herring later served for 20 years as Victoria's Chief Justice, and was Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria for a record 27 years, retiring at the age of 80 in 1972. He was also Chancellor of the Diocese of Melbourne, was President of the Boy Scouts' Association of Victoria for 23 years, and became President of the Australian Boy Scouts' Association.
- Khaki service cap with red band around crown and General Officers badge. Part of General Sir Edmond Herring Collection.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from General Edmund Herring
|Tagged with:||military uniforms, -1, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, world war ii 1939-1945|
|Themes this item is part of:||Clothing & Textiles Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|User:||General Edmund Herring, Australia, 1914-1945
|References:||Information on General Herring from the Australian War Memorial web site http://www.awm.gov.au/people/8154.asp, accessed 12/6/2009.|