Australian WWI Mining Corps Sweetheart – white metal and enamel – Maker P J King Melb – pin intact with safety chain. Measures 2.8cmx 1.5cm.
The Corps was formed in Australia in 1915 under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Albert Cecil Fewtrell. Fewtrell had started his career as a cadet mechanical engineer with the Queensland Government Railway Department in Brisbane, and began his military training at Ipswich, before relocating to Sydney where he became a commissioned officer in the 5th Field Company, Australian Engineers. Under his command 1000 miners were assembled.