This exhibition showcases the life and service of one of Albury’s heroes – Captain James Simpson – through photographs, objects and other precious family heirlooms, including a collection of souvenir spoons sent to his wife, Grace, while serving overseas.
At the outbreak of World War I, James, a local school teacher and successful local sportsman and star of the Albury Tigers, enlisted early and served at Gallipoli, where he was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry. He was sent back to Albury to recover from wounds and illness sustained at Gallipoli, before returning to service.
Image courtesy of the National Archives of Australia. NAA: A14290, 244. Original held by the Imperial War Museum, London
Credit: Simpson family archives