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Colour Patch - Melbourne University Rifles 1921 - 1948



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Description: Colour Patch - Melbourne University Rifles 1921 - 1948

Condition: Very Good

Comments: Colour Patch - Melbourne University Rifles 1921 - 1948.

Reference: KG 904

MUR traces its origins to 1884 as D Company, 4th Battalion of the Victorian Rifles, also known as Mount Alexander Rifles, founded in Bendigo on 30 June 1858, at which time it was known as the University Company. General Sir John Monash was a Colour Sergeant of this unit before taking a commission in the colonial and later Commonwealth militia.
The unit became the Melbourne University Rifles in 1910, providing military training for members of Melbourne University and the public schools of Melbourne and Geelong.
As a University Regiment the unit did not deploy with the AIF in either of the world wars and as such, it carries no Battle Honours on its Colours. However, many officers and soldiers of AIF units had received their initial military training or commissions with the University Rifles.[citation needed] In 1927, the regiment adopted the motto of Postera crescam laude (I will grow by the praise of posterity), the same motto as the University itself.
During the Second World War the regiment was disbanded; this occurred in 1942.


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