Search for war souvenir
I AM aware that the time that has elapsed ( 100 years or so) makes my chance of success in this search slim.
My father was Frank James Pyne, second of four sons living in the Edmonton district, just south of Cairns.
World War I saw him enlist in 1914 ( Serial No. 209). He served in Egypt, Gallipoli and France. While in France a piece of shrapnel struck the “rising sun” badge on his tunic collar. The metal of the badge “captured” the shrapnel and together with the thickness of the tunic collar undoubtedly saved his life.
To ensure the safekeeping of this incredible demonstration of fortune, he sent the badge home to his father. For reasons best known only to himself, family “legend” has his father selling the “souvenir”.
If anyone in North Queensland is aware of the existence of this item, please know that I would love to see it.
My phone no is 4779 5203 and my email address is frankpyne@ bigpond. com