Letter regarding a Poppy Day appeal

Post-World War I

Poppy Day Appeal
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Title: Letter regarding a Poppy Day appeal
Subtitle: Post-World War I
Date: 1925
Keywords: World War One, veterans, Armistice, war service, remembrance, repatriation, commemoration, ANZAC, Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia, RSSILA, Returned Services League: RSL, Poppy Day, poppy, Armistice Day
Record creator: Repatriation Commission [II] Registry
Reference: A2421, G6
Copyright notice: Reproduced with permission from Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and Returned & Services League of Australia (Victorian Branch)

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[Letterhead top]
POPPY DAY
11th November, 1925

[Handwritten annotation under letterhead]
Patriotic Funds Appeals.

[Letterhead left side]
Patron in Chief:
H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES
K.G., K.T., G.C.S [illegible] G.M.M.G, G.C.I.E., G.C.V.S., C.M.B.E., M.C.

Patrons:
ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET
VISCOUNT JELLICOE OF SCAPA, G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., L.L.D.
FIELD MARSHAL EARL HAIG, K.T., G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., K.C.I.E.
FIELD MARSHAL SIR W. R. BIRDWOOD, BART., G.C.B., G.C.M.G., K.C.S.I., C.I.E., D.S.O.
LIEUT.-GENERAL SIR H. G.CHAUVEL, G.C.M.G., K.C.B.
LIEUT.-GENERAL SIR J. MONASH, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., V.D.
CAPT. J. F. ROBINS, R.A.N.

TELEPHONE:
CENTRAL 8137

Secretary, Melbourne District:
S. E. DUNSLOW

“Lest we forget”
ENLISTMENTS 416,809
EMBARKED     331,946
KILLED          60,278
WOUNDED       82,136
SICK & INJURED 87,957

[Letterhead centre]
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE VICTORIAN BRANCH, R. S. & S. I. L. A.
“The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance”

[Stamp in top right corner]
DEP [illegible] ION HEADQUARTERS
26/3148
22 SEP 1926

[Letterhead right side]
FOR LIQUIDATION OF DEBT ON STATE MEMORIAL BUILDING, ANZAC HOUSE
President: E. W. MYLREA.
Chairman: H. J.MARTIN.
Hon. Treasurer: THE LORD MAYOR OF MELBOURNE, CR. WM. BRUNTON

Melbourne District:
ANZAC HOUSE,
151 COLLINS STREET,
MELBOURNE, ...............192

[Body of letter]
Dear Sir,

It is proposed to mark the Anniversary of Armistice Day – 11th November – this year in a very special manner and I have the honor to invite the co-operation of your firm and staff in a suggested impressive little Ceremony at your Office.

The proposed ceremony is to consist in the attaching to the firm's honor roll, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the historic hour of the signing of the Armistice – a wreath of poppies, symbolical of the sacrifice made alike by those who fell and those who fought for our liberty and manhood in the Great War.

I venture to believe that your firm and its staff will readily agree to pay this tribute “Lest we forget,” and it would be a great privilege if I might have the favor of your instruction to forward (price £1. 1. 0) a silk poppy wreath to be used on this occasion.

It is proposed to announce through the Press the names of all the firms who are to participate in this Ceremony.

The proceeds of the sale of these wreaths, and also of the Armistice Day Poppies, is to go towards the liquidation of the debt on Anzac House, which is actively engaged in the welfare of our returned sailors and soldiers and their dependents.

Awaiting any directions you may give me,

Yours faithfully,


Secretary.
MELBOURNE DISTRICT.

[Business card stapled to letter]
Phone Cent. 8137

LEAGUE OFFICIAL ORGAN:
“The Duckboard.”

W.J.James,
Organiser,
Melbourne Branch,
R.S.S.I.L.A.
Anzac House, Melbourne.