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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 (fitted on this item) to securely close the bag. A metal D-shaped hinged clasp (see photo) to enable fitting of a padlock. A canvas loop (see photo) is sewn to bottom edge of bag to enable rope to be passed through for bag to be slung on shoulder.
The name and army serial number of the owner are stenciled in white paint on the side and bottom of the bag.
Size
Bag: 720mm (L), 270mm (D); D clasp: 130mm (L), 80mm (W).
Object Registration
0282
Historical information
Held by Montmorency/Eltham sub branch for some time; background details uncertain. Likely donated by by family member.
Owner was Leslie Rocky Walton (b. 9 Jun 1921) who enlisted at Casino (NSW) on 2 Aug 1942, living at East Preston at the time. He was discharged on 15 April 1946 while posted to 2/43 Aust. Inf. Bn.
Inscriptions & Markings
Stenciled on side and bottom of bag ...
VX82295
WALTON
L
Last updated
7 Jul 2020 at 11:54AM