Historical information

This item is part of a collection of items owned by Arthur Lock, a member of the 2/23rd Battalion, an all-volunteer Second Australian Imperial Force which served as part of the garrison during the Siege of Tobruk, then at El Alamein, New Guinea and Borneo. It has particular local significance as the battalion was know as "Albury's Own" because a large majority of the battalion's initial intake of volunteers came from the Albury–Wodonga region.


This shaving brush was part of standard supplies and personal items issued to members of the Australian Defence Forces during World War 2.

Physical description

Standard Defence issue shaving brush issued to Australian personnel during the World War 2 era. It has a pine timber handle with black bristles and string reinforcement bindin at the top of the handle.

Inscriptions & markings

On base of brush "H. OLDFIELD/& SON/ SYDNEY/1941