Leather straps were commonly used to secure cases and other forms of luggage when traveling. The labels enabled easy identification when collecting luggage from transport carriages, coaches, buses and trains.
10th Field Company, Australian Engineers WW1 1914-18. The 10th Brigade was an infantry brigade of the Australian Army. Originally formed in 1912 as a Militia formation, the brigade was re-raised in 1916 as part of the expansion of the Australian Imperial Force following the end of the Gallipoli campaign. It subsequently saw service on the Western Front in France and Belgium during the First World War. After the war it was disbanded but was re-raised in 1921 as a part-time formation based in the state of Victoria. During the Second World War the brigade was used in a garrison role in Australia before being disbanded in 1942.
These leather straps and labels were attached to the luggage of an Australian soldier during early 20th C who may have been a resident or relative of a resident in City of Moorabbin
Leather luggage straps with metal buckles and 3 luggage address labels attached.
Inscriptions & markings
Label 1 - L.D.McCallum Sgt / 10th Fd Coy AE
Label 2 - Healesville
Label 3 - Maryborough