Pattern 1908 web pack : Driver R D Stuckey, 4 Field Company Engineers, AIF

Accession Number REL33814
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Brass, Cotton webbing
Maker M.E.Co.
Place made Australia
Date made 1914
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Standard pattern 1908 rectangular webbing pack, closed at the front by a folding cover secured by two narrow webbing straps and a pair of brass buckles. The back is fitted with a pair of short wide suspension tabs rivetted to upper corners, and pair of one inch equipment straps, one of which is early pattern with plain (not eyeletted) brass tip. The inside of cover marked 'M.E. CO 1914' and ' ^ 29'. Both equipment straps stamped with broad arrow.

History / Summary

This pack relates to the service of 16881 Driver Roy Darrell Stuckey, 4 Field Company Engineers of Camden, NSW. Stuckey enlisted on 30 October 1916 at Liverpool, NSW, and embarked from Sydney on 10 February 1917 aboard RMS Osterley. He served in France and returned to Australia 7 February 1919. Stuckey's family ran Stuckey Bros Bakers at Camden and upon discharge, Roy gained a position as Town Clerk at Hunters Hill, NSW. He enlisted during the Second World War but remained in Australia.