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List of stolen items

Please keep an eye out for any of the following items, stolen in Jan 2006. (List taken from ALHA forum).
The following are the items stolen from ‘The Old Tin Hat” display in Bentleigh, Victoria.
Any information with regard to this theft would be greatly appreciated, Contact –
Detective Richard Carnegie at Caulfield [sign in to see URL]. Melbourne, Victoria, 03 9524 9500

The Military Cross, for bravery WWI, issued to Lt Robinson [sign in to see URL]. White and purple ribbon. In lined display case.

Medals and Memorabilia pertaining to Lieutenant Colonel Alfred SUTTON, 3rd Field Ambulance (Commanding Officer of Pte John Kirkpatrick Simpson) and his son Major SUTTON.
Medals :–

THE Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Companion (CB).
A large four pointed star in silver and enamel, suspended on a mauve coloured neck ribbon. One of only 44 issued to Australians in WWI.

Colonial Forces Volunteer decoration.
A large elaborate oval shaped medal suspended on a green and red ribbon. Inscribed on the reverse to Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Sutton AAMC, 1918.

The Order of the Red Cross.
A four pointed star suspended on a black ribbon.

The Victory Medal (inscribed Lt Col A. Sutton. [sign in to see URL].) on a frayed ribbon.

A set of miniature WWI medals on metal bar with pin on reverse. (1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.)

A silver fob watch presented to Alfred Sutton.

A broach badge inscribed ‘For services Rendered’.

A pair of WWI medals issued Major Sutton, [sign in to see URL]. The son of Alfred Sutton, (British War Medal & Victory Medal).

The Natal Medal, with Bar for 1906. Inscribed on rim, Tpr G. Izaacs, NMC.

Set of three WWI Medals in glass-covered frame. Issued and inscribed to Pte Hystop NZEF.

A set of WWII medals issued to VX 23640, R. Joiner. (1939-45 Star, the Pacific Star, Defence Medal & war Medal 1939-45).

Other Items:-

WWI Turkish leather belt with Star and Crescent buckle, also attached one three pocket ammunition case (German design), all in light tan leather.

One bolt from a Turkish Mauser, Kar 98. circa 1915-16. Brought home by SSM G.W. Fuzzard, 8th LHR. (possible Gallipoli relic).

WWI swagger stick comprising a black lacquered cane with two bullets mounted at top to form a handle and one at the bottom end of cane.

WWI British pay book issued to Gnr Albert Dean, Royal Field Artillery, in brown leatherette case,

A wristwatch in a small tin, inscribed on back of watch is IWR, 2/3 MG Bn.

A black covered bible with zip cover inside, presented to Ivan Robins, 1941.

A silver coated brass matchbox cover with Rising Sun engraved on front and ‘From Cobby’ etched on the spine.

An inscribed Union Jack pennant flag, with names and dates written all over flag commemorating actions in France and friends killed in action.

Folding Kodak pocket camera. Without case, as the thieves left this behind.

A green felt covered board with 12 British WWII badges attached. Royal Air Force, two Royal Artillery, The Army Service Corps. All hat badges except two shoulder titles.

A collection of badges and memorabilia pertaining to Pte James Robinson. These include, identification name tag bracelet made of German and French coins, inscribed to Pte J. Robinson, Liec Rgt. Fibre dog tag on metal clip named to same. Shoulder brass title for Leicester Regiment. Three British tunic buttons. Post card portrait of Robinson in uniform, mounted on card.

WWI Hat badge of the Royal Scots Grenadiers.

Mother of pearl round ladies broach with Rising Sun motif in centre. About the size of a 50c. piece.

Silvered brass sailing ship made in Changi out of a 20 mm bullet round.

An unused WWI Field Trench post card with printed message options as used by men in the front line to communicate with family back home.

That is the list to-date. There may be other small items found to missing once the chaos is sorted out and Carl can get his head around what has happened. He does not think that there is anything else of any real historical importance taken. His greatest problem at the moment is having his cabinets repaired and forking out the associated cost of this. As can be appreciated, none of these artefacts were covered by insurance, would make the display unaffordable.

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