Veteran organisations

Corps of Commissionaire

Amor Sydney 1939-1946


From Geelong RSL collection. They also have buttons marked ‘Corps of Commissionaires Victoria’. No markers mark. it has been suggested that the CCV button displayed elsewhere in this blog belongs to the Victorian chapter. See


The international movement of this corps dates back to 1859, initially to arrange work for Crimean war veterans.  The first corps in Australia was raised in Melbourne in 1877.

The Sun (Sydney), 26th Jnauary 1947 page 4.

The current  Corps of Commissionaires was registered in New South Wales in 1939, then based in Victoria from 1946, and now has members around Australia. It is an ex-service  welfare and and philanthropic organisation. It helps veterans transition to civilian life and runs a Veterans Centre at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, as well as supporting cadet services.

The Herald (Melbourne), 24th April 1950 page 3.

The Age (Melbourne), 25th April 1952 page 4.