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Duffle bag

From the Collection of Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc. 330 Heinz Lane Invermay Park Victoria

Description
Canvas bag, cylindrical in shape with closed round base and open, drawstring top enclosed in a hemmed top. Black stitching encircling top hem and round base. Name and service number inscribed on side and reverse of bag in ink.
Size
460mm width x 900mm length
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Object Registration
1342
Keywords
bag, barracks bag, gear bag, kit bag, canvas bag, equipment bag, duffle bag
Historical information
This item was used as a duffel bag to carry equipment (ie. blankets, clothes, food) by the service man, Allan Eversfield Howlett. Howlett was born in Snake Valley on 11 March 1921 and was enlisted during WW2 into the second Australian Imperial Force, enlisting in Caulfield. His next of kin was James Howlett.
Inscriptions & Markings
Side panel: “HOWLETT.A.E./VX28214”
On reverse: “VX28214”
Last updated
11 Feb 2019 at 6:08PM