Historical information

This duffel bag was used during the Vietnam war by National Serviceman Private Wayne Edward Maschette, Army number: 5716538, who served in 8RAR, 1969-70,

Physical description

Long green canvas bag with a large white painted label. Brown stencilled printing of name and number of soldier. Brown, blue and yellow stripes and a picture of kangaroo on left hand side. Base of bag is covered in white paint with a black strip through the middle. Eight corroded metal rivets at the top of the bag where cord to close it would go.

Inscriptions & markings

Front- 1023 5716538 PTE W.E. Maschette.
Back- 8RAR E NOGGERA. His name and 5716538 all marked in texta.