Postcard Troopship "A33"

Production date
1917
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Object detail

Description
A white single sided cardboard card. The embossed emblem on the front is a typical freemason square and compass symbol.
Classification
CH classification DOCUMENTS
Maker
Production date
1917
Measurements
H155 x W102mm
Media/Materials description
Cardboard
Ink
Signature/Marks
TROOPSHIP "A33" \ AT SEA MARCH, 1917
History and use
This postcard is part of a small collection of documents related to Queensland Railways employee Francis Vivian Gallwey, who enlisted in the 4th Pioneers Battalion in April 1916. Sapper Gallwey travelled to Britain on HMAT Ayrshire. After arriving in Britain in early 1917, he went on to serve in France, being awarded a Military Medal in September 1918.

Troopship A33 travelled regularly to Europe transporting troops. In the course of his journey on the Ayrshire (Troopship A33), Gallwey together with other Freemasons on the vessel arranged the printing of commemorative ephemera as a memento of the trip.
Registration number
R6563

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