Photo courtesy – Andrew Smith & Son Auctioneers U.K
The photo above shows the few remaining memories of a great Anzac who left his home and family in London and came to Australia as a young man looking to pursue a new path in life.
Circumstances around the world prevented him following that path and Edward Franz Hubert Frings would enlist with the Australian Imperial Forces a few months after settling in Sydney.
The items included in the picture above include a WW1 Victory Medal awarded to Acting/Sgt. E. F. H. Frings, FCE AIF , a few coins including a Rupee, a Russian rouble, a Peruvian Sol , a tortoiseshell stamp box, an ivory bangle, spectacles in a papier mache case and a miniature silver front prayer book.
This small collection of personal treasures were auctioned in the U.K in 2003 and hopefully found a new home where the memories of the original owner Edward Frings can be honoured.
On this day, 26th March 1918, Edward Frings was killed in action in Belgium, he was 24 years old.
Edward is Honoured on the commemorative wall at The Australian War Memorial in Canberra. His name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on the following dates ….
Mon 09 April 2018 at 9:45pm
Fri 25 May 2018 at 4:55am
Fri 06 July 2018 at 6:01am
Sun 19 August 2018 at 10:39pm
Tue 09 October 2018 at 10:56pm