Leather attache case with portable ink well : Second Lieutenant J Hay, 40 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps
|Title||Leather attache case with portable ink well : Second Lieutenant J Hay, 40 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps|
|Date made||c 1915|
|Physical description||Cardboard Glass Leather Nickel-plated brass|
Brown leather attache case of sewn construction with nickel plated latches and handle mounts. Handle is also of leather. The name 'J. HAY' is impresed into the leather behind the handle. The interior of the lid is equipped with three leather concertina file holders secured by a pair of snap-fastened leather straps, a pair of pen holds, a name card holder and a small lidded, nickel-plated inkwell secured in a leather harness.
Attache case associated with Second Lieutenant John 'Jack' Hay, an Australian serving with 40 Squadron Royal Flying Corps (RFC). Jack Hay was the son of Isabella and William Hay. He was born at Double Bay, New South Wales on 22 January 1889 and was educated at Shore, Sydney Church of England Grammar School.