Card - Troopship "A33"

Production date
1917
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Description
A white card featuring the photograph of a steam ship on the front cover. Inside the card lists the names of Freemasons who travelled on the steam ship to Europe to serve in World War One. Along with their names, their Lodge Branch names along with their lodge numbers have been listed. There is also a group photograph printed alongside the names.
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Measurements
H155 x W200mm (card open)
Media/Materials description
Cardboard
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Signature/Marks
TROOPSHIP "A33" \ AT SEA MARCH, 1917
History and use
This printed memento 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 board the vessel arranged the printing of commemorative ephemera as a memento of the trip.
Registration number
R6562

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