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.

Physical 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.

Inscriptions & markings

Side panel: “HOWLETT.A.E./VX28214”
On reverse: “VX28214”