Money belt presented by City of Camberwell : Aircraftman H C R Cameron, Royal Australian Air Force

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne
Accession Number REL34127
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Leather, Metal, Nickel-plated steel
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: Victoria
Date made c 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Brown leather money belt incorporating four money pouches with snap fastened closing flaps and a buckle. The back is embossed in gold 'THE MAYOR, COUNCILLORS AND CITIZENS / OF THE CITY OF CAMBERWELL / EXTEND TO YOU ALL GOOD WISHES / FOR A SAFE & SPEEDY RETURN', accompanied by the city coat of arms.

History / Summary

Given to 40023 Aircraftman Harold Charles Raymond Cameron, of Dunkeld, Victoria, who enlisted on 9 April 1941, aged 40, by the City of Camberwell, Melbourne. Cameron was discharged on 12 January 1942. This type of gift was typical of the sort given to newly enlisted servicemen at the start of the Second World War.