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Gas mask

From the Collection of 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection Building 129 Carlisle Drive North Bandiana Vic

Description
Cylindrical metal canister with hinged lid and light fabric carry strap containing Gas Mask type GM15. Inside hinged lid are printed instructions for use of mask.
Size
150mm high x 120mm diameter
Object Registration
2002
Keywords
gas, albury battery, german
Historical information
German gas mask brought back from Western Front as a souvenir by a member of 13th Battery AFA (Albury Battery) and included in a collection of memorabilia donated to the 8/13th VMR as the local citizen soldier force.
When Made
1916 circa
Significance
Representative of a souvenir of the Great War brought home by a soldier from the Albury area. It is complete and in very good condition.
Last updated
29 Aug 2017 at 5:35PM