Colour patch : 4th Australian Lines of Communication (PMG) Signals

Place Oceania: Australia, South Australia
Accession Number REL32976
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Colour Patch
Physical description Felt; Wool serge
Maker Union Canco
Place made Australia
Date made c 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Felt colour patch showing a small horizontally aligned rectangle, divided white over light blue, on a purple oval, centrally placed over a yellow square. The patch is attached to a square of khaki wool serge uniform.

History / Summary

Associated with the Second World War service of S47558 Staff Sergeant Joseph Henry Allen, of Camden, South Australia, who enlisted on 13 June 1942 and served in a part time capacity as a telephone mechanic for Headquarters, 4 Australian Line of Communications (Post Master General's) Signals (a South Australian unit which was raised in May 1942) and was discharged on 8 January 1945. Allen also saw service in the First World War as a General Service Reinforcement under the service number 62512. He enlisted on 21 June 1918, aged 18 and was discharged on 31 January 1919 due to 'medical unfitness'.