German water bottle : Driver W A Evans, Australian Army

Place Africa: North Africa
Accession Number REL34872
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Aluminium, Bakelite, Leather
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1939-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

German water bottle with woollen cover and bakelite cup. The oval shaped bottle is made of aluminium and is covered by a green woollen cover secured on the side with press studs. A dark brown bakelite cup sits over the mouth of the bottle and is held in place by a brown leather strap which goes all the way around the body. Another leather strap with a metal buckle is attached to the back and used to secure the bottle to the webbing.

History / Summary

Collected by NX15070 Driver William Allan Evans of Canterbury, NSW during service in the North Africa campaign. Born in January 1919, Evans enlisted in the AIF on 21 May 1940. He served with the artillery during the war and was discharged on 11 September 1946 from 2 Australian Artillery Training Regiment.