Australia Senior Cadets Commonwealth Military Competitions, 1912-13 Champion Team, in 18ct gold (approx 39g), with silver suspension buckle. Cadet. D.G.F.Hall. "K" Coy 36th Battn 2nd Mil. Dist. Engraved. Hairlines, otherwise extremely fine and rare.
Together with Rugby League prize medal in 9ct gold (6.87g), by W.Kerr, obverse, kangaroos at sides with a football, above in a ribbon scroll is inscribed, 'N.S.W. Govt Departs.', at the bottom in another scroll, 'R.F.L', reverse is inscribed, 'Premiers/1920/Lands Depart./D.Hall.'; also a medal case by William Kerr, Goldsmith & Silversmith, 542 & 544 George St, Sydney, Established 1872.
36th Bn was in 9th Brigade, 2nd (NSW) Military District.
Dudley George Frederic of Stanmore applied to join AIF but was rejected. He passed the Land Surveyor's examination held at the Surveyor-General's Office, Department of Lands, Sydney on 24Mar-08Apr1922.
The Competition was held at Sydney, 6-7 June 1913. K Coy 36th Battn was the Newington College cadet unit. An account of the presentation of medals stated that a parade of four companies of cadets, inspected by Lieutenant-Colonel A. W. Wallack, C.B., District Commandant, took place on the Newington College grounds on Saturday afternoon 14 March 1914. The occasion was the presentation of gold medals, silver badges, and ribbons to the champion team in the Commonwealth series of military competitions. Companies from areas 34A (Enmore), 35A (Marrickville), 36A (Stanmore), and 36B (Petersham) took part in the parade, and as the young soldiers wheeled, formed, re-formed, and after a variety of evolutions finally marched, colours flying and bands playing, past the District Commandant and his staff, the spectacle was not lacking in impressiveness, though, except for the winning company, the marching occasionally would have been none the worse for a little more drill.
Among those present were Lieutenant-Colonel Wallack, Lieutenant-Colonel Luscombe, A.A.G., Lieutenant Brown, A. and I. Staff, Colonel Cox, 8th Lancers, Colonel Pearce, A.F.A., Rev. C. J. Prescott, headmaster of Newington College, Captain Smith, brigade major of the 9th Brigade, Major Buchanan, CO of 36th Battalion, Major Reddish, CO of 35th Battalion, Captain Caunt, CO of 34th Battalion, and the officers commanding companies. A large silver shield, presented by the British Australian Tobacco Company, was also won by K Company.
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