1st Battalion (West Melbourne) Victorian Infantry. Henry Richard Sharland Bunnett.

1st Battalion (West Melbourne) Victorian Infantry.

Ca. 1900. Original chromolithographic illustration of infantry from the Australian state of Victoria. Showing an infantryman in red coat, gray trousers and spiked helmet marching with rifle over shoulder. In the background is a soldier on horseback, with a bugler standing next to him. Matted. 8 x 10". In 1883, after Sir Frederick Sargood had been appointed Victoria's first Minister of Defense, the volunteer system of recruiting used to that point was replaced by a part time paid militia system. The 1st Battalion, which had formed in 1854, carried on, changing its name over time; today it is part of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Division which has earned battle honors in the Boer War, World War I and World War II. Very good condition. Item #16581

Price: $65.00

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