This item was owned by Arthur Lock. The initals engraved on the side are those of his mother, Edith May 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.
A silver and leather hip flask with clear glass viewing window on each side.
Inscriptions & markings
Engraved on one side "E.M.L"
On base 1/4 PT/ HARDY BROS/MADE IN ENGLAND / 565A