Foot locker : Private R D Brown (Correicello), 1 and 7 Battalions, Royal Australian Regiment

Accession Number REL36756
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Aluminium, Metal
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c 1966
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Standard issue green painted rectangular metal foot locker with reinforced lid fitted with rubber seals and a pair of restraining chains (both broken), aluminium slide locks and a carrying handle fitted to each side. Most of the fittings are attached by metal rivets. The body is reinforced with impressed ribs. No markings.

History / Summary

Standard metal foot locker, issued to 39190 Private Rudolph 'Rudy' Domenico Brown (real surname Correicello), who served in Vietnam with 7 and 1 Battalions, the Royal Australian Regiment (RAR), and with A Squadron, 3 Cavalry Regiment.

Brown was born at Kew, Victoria 1944. He arrived in Vietnam on 5 December 1967. After initial in-country training he served with 7 RAR from 4 January 1968 to 15 February 1968, with A Squadron 3 Cavalry Regiment from 16 February to 9 April 1968, and with 1 RAR from 10 April until 33 December 1968, when he took part in the Battle of Coral-Balmoral. He died in 2007.