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Kitbag, Australian Army, WW2

From the Collection of Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch Petrie Park 16 Mountain View Road Montmorency Victoria

Description
The kitbag consists of a long, brown, canvas cylinder closed at the bottom. The top has an internal canvas flap and eight brass grommets to allow a drawstring type rope to securely close the bag. A metal D-shaped hinged clasp to enable fitting of a padlock (end of straight section of D has been broken off - see photo). The name and army serial number of the owner are stencilled in white paint on the side of the bag.
Size
720mm x 320mm (dia. at opening), 300mm (at base)
Object Registration
0281
Historical information
WW2 standard army issue kitbag.
Significance
Name and serial number of soldier stenciled on bag. Details of service available on Australian WW2 Memorial Roll. Donated by a family member who was a Montmorency/Eltham sub-branch member.
Inscriptions & Markings
Along side of bag:
D.F. NEWTON
VX41537
61419
Stencil of "armoured arm holding battleaxe" (see photo - a unit insignia?)
On base:
D. NEWTON
VX31537
61491
"A white solid circle"
Last updated
10 Jun 2020 at 12:27PM