War Memorabilia & Australiana + Books, Stamps & Coins - Sale 7777 - Lot 1
12 November 2010,
Joseph Henry Cock 27.08.1896-12.10.1917 - 36th Rifle Battalion WW1 Diaries & Ephemera including first diary 08.03.16 - 05.05.16 covering enlistment to end of training at Broadmeadows, embarkation (Sydney), second diary 12.05.16 - 08.10.17, left Sydney 13.05.16 & arrived at Devonport 09.07.16 & continues until he he is listed as missing in the field of duty. Original private letters from 02.05.16 to his mother, brother & sister. Letters regarding court of enquiry on the fate of soldiers. Three portraits of Joseph Henry Cock in uniform, WW1 service records, bronze memorial plaque 1922 (dead mans penny), scroll, victory medal 1914-19, British war medal 1918, red cross reply dated 22.11.17 - missing, AIF letter 15.03.18 son still missing, 17.10.16 letter regarding gifts sent in advance for Christmas, handbag for mother - 36th rifle battalion colours, tie for sister Edith - 36th rifle battalion colours, handkerchief for brother Wil - 36th rifle battalion colours, 30.09.16 3rd Australian division sports day Larkhill camp Salisbury Plain pencil/pen with rubber name stamp - own supply, field cards, postcard - His Majesty the King inspects troops on Salisbury Plain showing part of his artillery & 9th battalion, fourth anniversary of the war, united commemoration, souvenir order of service, Bell Park, Wellington NSW, Sunday 04.08.18, booklet - the gates of eternal memories (The Menin Gate), AIF letter 09.01.18 - missing since 12.10.17, samples of twenty seven sympathy cards & four letters, marching song 36th battalion AIF & arrival cable, memorial x 2 at Wellington NSW, postcards of tower of London - six card set, diary of camp at Newcastle NSW in address book, three French postcards to mother 09.08.17, Bill 05.04.17 & Edith 14.01.17, postcard of Newcastle beach 29.04.16, two letters from friend Lt Moseley dated 04.03.15 & 09.09.15 serving overseas at Lemnos, twelve Christmas cards, French tricolour souvenir napkin ring from Armentieres, ladies bracelet in 36th battalion colours, badge showing one star - mother of deceased soldiers badge AIF, duty done badge worn by wife or mother, red cross letters correspondence from 08.09.17 - twenty in total, telegram - missing 12.10.17, fifty postcards of Plymouth & London sites & sympathy letters. Telegrams & red cross letters include Wellington co-op farmers mill letter 21.12.15, discharged from hospital 08.09.17, telegram missing in action 14.11.17, red cross letter missing in action 22.11.17, AIF base records 09.01.18, Australian base post office London regarding parcel 12.02.18, red cross letter 27.02.18, telegram from Revered Bonnor 04.03.18, red cross letter report of Lt/Cpl Diemir 14.03.18, AIF base records letter 15.03.18, Captain JM Juleff report red cross letter 01.05.18, AIF base records letter killed & buried near Tyn cottage cemetary 06.08.18, red cros letter Private CL Bentons statement, red cross letter Sgt Goe E Rooke statement - said buried somewhere near Ypres 15.10.18, AIF letter regarding scroll per seperate post 02.02.22, Commonwealth of Australia letter regarding no known grave 16.05.22, AIF base records regarding no known grave 26.08.22, AIF base records regarding memorial plaque 22.09.22.
Sold for $18,000