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