Historical information

Metal trunk issued to F.G. Davey for his personal effects which were shipped home to Australia after WW2.

Physical description

Rectangular metal hinged trunk painted black. A hinged metal handle in on each end and at the back. Each handle is secured with metal rivets. The lid is secured closed with two 'Closebind' catches A brass locking mechanism is located on the front of the body and is accessed through a keyhole. The interior is painted grey with a brown leather seal around the edges of the lid. Various markings in white paint appear on the lid, each end, the back and the front. Paper stickers are glued onto the lid, back and right hand end. Inside the lid is a manufacturers plaque and year of manufacture printed in black.

Inscriptions & markings

On lid: 'J13/S, F.G. Davey, VIC, R/124, RAAF Central Repository, West Melbourne, Vic'.
On front: 'J13/S'.
On Left hand end: 'J13?S 90 VIC, P410533, Davey F.G.'.
On right hand end: 'J13/S, Vic' plus paper labels 'Geelong' and 'Mr F.G. Davey, Bendigo'.
On back: 'J13/S' and paper label 'Not wanted on voyage'.
Inside lid; ' 1944'.