Letter regarding a Poppy Day appeal
Post-World War I
|Title:||Letter regarding a Poppy Day appeal|
|Subtitle:||Post-World War I|
|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|
|Copyright notice:||Reproduced with permission from Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and Returned & Services League of Australia (Victorian Branch)|
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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.
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.
Secretary, Melbourne District:
S. E. DUNSLOW
“Lest we forget”
SICK & INJURED 87,957
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
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
151 COLLINS STREET,
[Body of letter]
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,
[Business card stapled to letter]
Phone Cent. 8137
LEAGUE OFFICIAL ORGAN:
Anzac House, Melbourne.