# 21581


Australian Red Cross Society certificate recognising service during the Great War, 1914-1919.

$450.00 AUD

[Melbourne : Australian Red Cross Society, 1919]. Lithographed sheet, 253 x 194 mm, printed in black and red, the upper half with Lionel Lindsay illustration of two Australian nurses (sewing and knitting), an Australian soldier and the Red Cross symbol; proforma document with manuscript entries, awarded to Mrs. C.R. Boyle ‘in recognition of 4 years devoted service … during the Great War 1914-1919’; signed at the foot by Lady Helen Munro Ferguson; foxing, a couple of short edge tears, small loss at bottom corner. The Lindsay is signed in monogram.

The Australian Red Cross Society (ARCS) was formed just after the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914, initially as a branch of the British Red Cross Society. Its first president was Lady Helen Munro Ferguson, wife of the then governor-general.