Historical information

A small retractable pen whis was used by Arthur Lock


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.

Physical description

A small extendable pencil made from metal and plastic. The penilcan be screwed out to extend it and replace lead.

Inscriptions & markings

Initials "N.W.D. engravedon side