Army Hardtack Biscuit

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Seymour
Accession Number REL/03116
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Foodstuff – dry
Maker Swallow & Ariell
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Army Hard-tack biscuit on which is written in pencil: "ENGINEERS CAMP- SEYMOUR. APRIL 2ND TO 25TH 1917."

History / Summary

Army hard tack biscuits were so hard and durable that they were often written upon, and sent as letters or momentos to loved ones. Unfortunately the owner of this biscuit did not record his name.