Mate i wish you luck..If you do get one, it'll be in good hands...The Camel corp badges are also extremely sort after, i got that pic off the web..I had an original when i was a kid with a 1915 Slouch hat that was stolen buy a guy who asked if he could display it for a show (might point out i was about 7)...My G Uncle was also an Indigenous Australian (wasnt even considered Human at that time, came under the flora and fauna act, and was technically unable to join) He enlisted under 3 different names from 1915-1918 before dying in August 1918..buried at Harbonniers in France. I visited his grave last year, and im doing research for a book about him atm
Doug, Here is the mint Gor-blimy with 58th capbadge, also the same Soldiers Summer cap, on that you can see where he sewed on a 58th badge
The photo is of him before he left Canada, it is a copy as the family would not sell the original, I also have his MINT 1917 Tunic that he wore home, never had insignia on it, as well I have one of his putties, all came from the family, I have his service records on CD
Very nice Dean! Lovely badge as well, I've got an example of that one as well.
Got it already but thanks Rene!
indeed a rare find. last WW1 slouchy i saw on eBay Australia went for over $10000
I have my family's !890's Australian Slouch Hat, being worn by the Victorian Rangers and Victorian Mounted Rifles, carried thru and worn during the Anglo-Boer War conflict of 1899-1901.
If you like , I can discuss this as being reserved for you in the future.
Re: Great Grand Father's (mum's side) Australian Boer War