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Trench art

From the Collection of 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room Simpson Barracks Macleod Victoria

Description
Hand made metal map of Australia with brown leather band hand stitched and brass metal buckle
Size
60mm x 43mm map 173mm x 11mm strap
Object Registration
1647
Keywords
wrist, badge, metal
Historical information
Wrist badge for self identifiaction made by 2381 C.W. Smith as Trench Art during service in WW1
When Made
Mid 1917
Made By
C.W. SMITH (Maker)
Significance
Manufactured during WW1 by C.W. Smith as an item of identification in case of an adverse occurrence during his operational service
Inscriptions & Markings
“2381 C.W.SMITH/1ST FIELD SQDN./A.N.Z. MTD DIV M.” Inscribed on front of metal map
Last updated
7 Jun 2019 at 9:20AM