Vietnamese good luck pendant : Lance Corporal T W J Lupton, 1 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment

Accession Number REL32702
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Gold, Mother of pearl (shell), Plastic
Maker Unknown
Place made Vietnam: South Vietnam
Date made c 1965
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Circular imitation tortoise shell pendant with inset mother of pearl Chinese characters for goodluck. A 30mm long gold chain and clasp is attached to the pendant.

History / Summary

Associated with the service of 213548 Lance Corporal Thomas William John Lupton. Born on 28 March 1943, Lupton served in South Vietnam with 13 Platoon, C Company, 1 Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment from 5 June 1965 to 3 June 1966. The pendant was purchased as a gift for his wife, Betty.