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identity Disc - So Tjeng Leng Boen

From the Collection of Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum 49 Hogan Street Tatura VIC

Round bakelite (brown) disc with hole at top centre. One side plain. Reverse side has four lines of identification (see inscriptions). Used as identification of POW. Contained in a "by air mail" envelope.
Object Registration
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Historical information
Identification disc issued to POW's at Australian internment camps during WW2.
Inscriptions & Markings
Line 1: I J
Line 2: (identification number) 50215
Line 3 and 4: (identification name) SO TJENG LENG BOEN
Envelope inscription: Internment camp 4 Rushworth - Tatura Group WW2 Identity disc
So Tjeng Leng Boen
Date of birth 3-5-1922
No 4 A Camp Tatura
Last updated
5 Aug 2020 at 3:56PM