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Army Jacket

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

Description
Khaki woollen jacket with shoulder epaulettes and four pockets with brass buttons attached. Purple square with white border patches attached to top of both sleeves. Two striped ribbons attached above left breast pocket.
Size
67cm L
Object Registration
383
Keywords
army jacket, william gray, ww2
Historical information
This Army jacket made in 1940 issued to VX77837 - William Keith GRAY Born 17-10-1915 at Warragul in Victoria. He enlisted at Caulfield and served during WW2. Service records currently unavailable.
When Made
1940
Made By
M. Korn & Son (Maker)
Significance
The uniforms of the Australian Army have changed significantly over the past century, although the accoutrements worn over this period have remained relatively similar. The forces of the Australian colonies and the early forces of the Commonwealth post-Federation in 1901 closely followed the uniforms of the British Army. Since then it has continued to be influenced by British but also US styles, as well as including some distinctly Australian designs, reflecting local conditions and trends.
Inscriptions & Markings
Marking inside jacket - VX77837
Last updated
13 Feb 2020 at 3:08PM