Service dress tunic : Sergeant H W Mills, Headquarters 9 Australian Division

Accession Number RELAWM32945.001
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Cotton, Oxidised brass, Wool flannel, Wool serge
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c 1940
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Khaki woollen service dress jacket with a pair of pleated patch breast pockets with flaps and an expanding patch pocket with square flap over each hip. The tunic has oxidised AMF buttons, 9 Division 'T' shaped colour patches on each shoulder, sergeants' rank chevrons and three blue overseas service chevrons on the lower right arm. There are oxidised 'Australia' titles on each shoulder strap, but 'Rising Sun' collar badges are missing. The owner has added a series of four press studs to supplement the lower buttons, plus two each on the top pocket flaps.

History / Summary

Worn by NX12149 Sergeant Horace William Mills, Headquarters 9 Australian Division. Born on 20 July 1904 and a resident of Gunnedah, NSW, Mills enlisted on 13 April 1940 at Paddington, Sydney, and was discharged on 19 July 1943, upon his return to Australia. The 'T' shaped colour patch was approved for use by members of 9 Division in March 1943, in recognition of their service during the seige of Tobruk.