State: Victoria, Australia
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 16/06/1902
Number issued: 1
Gold locket & albert, to:
5th Victorian (Mounted Rifles) Contingent –
1065 Private Thomas Terence TIGHE
Presentation made by the President of the Shire.
Evelyn Observer, 9th May 1902
At the invitation of Mr and Mrs Tighe, about one hundred friends assembled at their residence, Yan Yean railway station, on Saturday evening, the 3rd inst., to welcome home their son Thomas, who has lately returned from South Africa, being absent about fifteen months as a member of the Fifth Contingent. After wishing him a most hearty welcome his health was drunk in flowing bumpers. Dancing, interspersed by songs, was kept up till 11.30 p.m., when after partaking of the luxurious refreshments provided the party dispersed.
Melbourne Argus, 20th May 1902
Private TIGHE, one of the fifth contingent, was entertained at the Yan Yean state school on Friday. The president of the shire, on behalf of his friends, presented him with a gold albert chain and locket.