Historical information

This briefcase belonged to Tom Aldrick, SERN VX91434. Tom was born in WARRAGUL VIC. He enlistmented in ROYAL PARK VIC. His next of kin was - ALDRICK J. The briefcase was captured from a Japanese soldier by HQ Company 2/14th Infantry Battalion, as shown by the Japanese inscriptions. The case had some documents inside. It was donated to Dandenong RSL in 1983.

Physical description

Black leather brief case with carry handle on top. It has one central metal slide locking facility. Has two buckles on either side of central lock to secure briefcase.

Inscriptions & markings

There are a couple of Japanese words inscribed with texta on the inside of the brief case.
There is also the name "T & R.E. Aldrich Bayles" written with biro the inside of the briefcase.