Army hardtack biscuit

Place Europe: France
Accession Number REL/00919.002
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Foodstuff – dry
Maker Swallow & Ariell
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made c 1915 - 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Rectangular wholemeal biscuit with a pattern of 25 holes (5 x 5), impressed with the following details 'SWALLOW & ARIELL ARMY WHOLEMEAL MELBOURNE'.

History / Summary

Standard army issue hardtack wholemeal biscuit, passed on to 3628 Sapper James Frederick Bowen, 14 Brigade Section, 5 Divisional Signals, AIF by an unnamed comrade.

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