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Bible - Old & New Testament, Presented to Sapper AGF Galbraith, circa 1915 Document Reg. No: ST 041199

Small bible with both Old and New Testament. The bible was printed by the University Press for the British and Foreign Bible Society. It was given to AGF Galbraith by his friends C & R Lane on 23rd November 1915, the day he embarked for Egypt. Sapper Galbraith was in Egypt with the 2nd and 5th Division from December 1915 to June 1916, when the 5th Division sailed to France. He died in France on 15 July 1916.
Black leather cover, folded over pages of books. Fine paper.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Mrs M. Jamieson, 1985
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 133 mm (Height), 77 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Height is measured at spine. Additional height of 30mm for ribbon page marker, protroding from bottom of spine.

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Tagged with: australian army, australian military forces, military memorabilia, religions, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Sapper Alfred Galbraith, AIF (1895-1916), Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Personal Effects
Tertiary Classification: religious materials
Inscriptions: Handwritten inside front cover: May God protect you; Grant/ you success in Duty"/ and bring you safely Home/ A.G.F. Galbraith/ from his sincere friends C. & R. Lane/ 23 November 1915
Presented To: Alfred Galbraith, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 23 Nov 1915
Commissioned By: British & Foreign Bible Society, London, England, Great Britain, 1915
Printer: London, England, Great Britain, 1915
Presented By: C & R Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 23 Nov 1915
Organisation Named: 2nd Division, Australian Army, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1915
Organisation Named: 5th Division, Australian Army, England, Great Britain, circa 1915

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