In World War II, two brothers joined the AIF and were both sent to Papua New Guinea. One perished on a POW troop ship, the worst maritime disaster in Australian history, the other returned to Australia and spent his life working for the benefit of others, he received an OAM for his service.
The family wanted to remember the brothers and had collected memorabilia that needed to be preserved.
At Fastframe we worked with the customer to design a complementary frame for each brother. To do this we scanned and restored pictures and documents for each brother and their medals were court mounted by David Hirsh Medal Mounting.
Unfortunately, one of the brothers colour patches were not available, so the customer ingeniously made a copy from felt. The customer also wrote the brothers biographies, which we were able to include in the frame so that future generations could read and appreciate their stories. As always, Southern Cross Trophies & Engraving in Collingwood supplied us with the brass plates.
The frame was finished off with UltraVue glass, which gives 70% UV protection and amazing clarity.