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Soldier's Pay Book

From the Collection of Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch 2-4 Templeton Street Wangaratta Victoria

Description
Yellow covered booklet with black writing and Crest in the middle of the cover.
Size
15.5cm wide, 10cm long, 5mm deep
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Object Registration
79.1
Keywords
wwii, world war 2, pay book, soldier's pay book, army pay book, john strobel green
Historical information
Soldier's Pay book continuation issued to John Strobel Green VX32816. Born at Wonthaggi on the 19/4/1913. These books were usually carried by the soldiers in their battle dress breast pocket. They note personal details, rate of pay and promotions, and the place in which the soldier was paid each fortnight – effectively plotting soldiers' movements in the Army. From the pay book GREEN enlisted in June 1940, at the age of 27, before embarking overseas on 5 February 1941 for the Middle East. Inside the rear cover are two photographs of GREEN. His mother Kate Green of Yallourn is listed as next of kin.
When Made
c1940
Inscriptions & Markings
Army No. VX32816. Pay Book No: C279807. Surname: Green. Christian Names: John Strobel. Unit: . Australian Military Forces. Soldier's Pay Book. Continuation.
Last updated
13 May 2019 at 6:39PM