Hat - Military Officer, General Sir Edmund Herring, 1918-1945 Object Reg. No: ST 043667

Blue military officer's hat with oak leaves in gold on peak. Red band around crown; badge at front. 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, 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.
Blue hat with embroidered oak leaves in gold on peak. Red band around crown. Gold embroidered badge at centre, consisting of wreath with crossed swords in centre, crown above and lion at top.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from General Edmund Herring
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: military uniforms, hats, world war ii 1939-1945, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: uniforms
User (Possible): General Edmund Herring, Australia, 1918-1945
References: Information on General Herring from the Australian War Memorial web site http://www.awm.gov.au/people/8154.asp, accessed 12/6/2009.


Darrell Ryan Posted on 21 Dec 2013 11:07 PM
I have recently begun going through a collection of military badges my father collected whilst serving in the Australian Army for 20 years. I have come across an old looking badge which appears to be the same as the had badge here but without the lion on top. Can you tell me what unit the badge is associated with so I could find more information about this metal badge I have?

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