Luddenham War Trophy


After the cessation of hostilities, a State Trophy Committee was set up to allocate captured guns (war trophies), to Australian towns. When submitting the application, Luddenham requested a war trophy captured by the 6th Light Horse or 54 Battalion.

The three trustees nominated for Luddenham were:

  • Leslie W J Eaton,
  • William Herbert Fryer
  • Colin Campbell Wallace (Lieutenant 33 Battalion).

The trustees signed an agreement on 19 February 1921 to say that they would house the trophy in a public place or institution and arrange for a simple ceremony to formally hand over the trophy.

On 16 June 1921 a Heavy Machine Gun without mount (No 9487), captured by the 54th Battalion was sent to Luddenham. The fate of this gun is not known.


Billett, R S (1999). War Trophies From the First World War: 1914-1918. Kangaroo: East Roseville, NSW.

AWM194 Allotment of 1914-1918 War Trophies