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Australian's Soldiers' Pocket Book - G.R. Sands

From the Collection of Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch 1 Victoria Parade Wangaratta Victoria

Description
Small red book with plastic canvas cover with black writing.
Size
8.5 cm wide, 12.5 cm high, 1 cm deep
Object Registration
294
Keywords
soldiers' pocket book, g. r. sands, australian comfort fund, ww2
Historical information
Pocket book belonging to G R Sands of Sea:Lake. These books were gifted to servicemen in WW2 by the Australian Comfort Fund
Significance
An example of a small pocket book gifted by the Australian Comforts Fund (ACF) to soldiers and other servicemen during WW2. This pocket book has a bright red cover and was given as a morale boosting gift. The book contains details of relevant information considered useful to serving service personnel.
Inscriptions & Markings
On front cover: The Australian Soldiers' Pocket Book. Gift from The Australian Comforts Fund.
Inside written in blue ink: G.R. Sands 71023 Sgt. 401 Road Sea Lake Vic. NOK M.O Sands. DOB 2-1-23. Weight 12st 6lb. Height 6ft 4in.
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