Historical information

Uniforms worn by the soldiers in the illustration suggest that the item was used by Australians in World War One. Soldiers had to purchase the item.

Physical description

Rectangular hinged tin with a coloured illustration on the top. Illustration features three soldiers in an outdoor tented campsite. Illustration is bordered in black. Title in black and white lettering includes the text, CAMP POCKET CANDLESTICK./A SOLDIER’S FRIEND. Sides of the tin feature a yellow and green tartan pattern. Base of the tin is silver coloured with traces of the yellow and green tartan pattern. Inside of the tin has compartments for a candle and matches and a holder for a lit candle. Round hole in base is part of the candle holder. Candle and matches missing.

Inscriptions & markings

Catalogue number 4285 on base.