Cricket ball memorial to Trooper Albert 'Tibby' Cotter, 12th LHR, c. 1917

Historical note: 

Following his death, this unique memorial trophy was commissioned by the family of Trooper Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter, 12th Light Horse Regiment, from the cricket ball he had used at Ceylon in 1904 to take six English wickets for 40 runs.

Tibby—internationally renowned as Australia’s best and most intimidating fast bowler—was killed in action at the Battle of Beersheba, 31st October 1917. Tibby was amongst the 67 men of the 4th Light Horse Brigade killed or wounded in an offensive that lasted under 5 minutes.

Materials: 
Leather, cotton, silver, enamel
Category: 
Souvenirs and ephemera
Conflict: 
First World War (1914-18)
Location: 
Sydney
Australia
Story: 
Albert 'Tibby' Cotter
Production Date: 
c. 1917
Engraved: 
ALBERT COTTER 12th L Horse Killed in Action 31st October 1917 In his 34th Year

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8 February

1942 — Japanese advances forced the Allied troops to retreat from Malaya and concentrate in SINGAPORE which was believed to be a impregnable fortress. On the day, Japanese forces crossed the Straits of Johore and began the invasion of Singapore. They were engaged by troops of the 22nd and 27th Brigades of the 8th Australian Division