Scabbard Mark. II for Sword Bayonet, Pattern 1907, Mark. I : Private W G Hoffman, 32nd Battalion, AIF

Accession Number RELAWM07759.005
Collection type Technology
Object type Edged weapon or club accessory
Physical description Brass, Cotton webbing, Leather
Location Main Bld: First World War Gallery: Western Front 1916: Uniforms
Maker Mills Equipment Company
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Pattern 1907 bayonet scabbard and Pattern 1908 webbing frog. The frog has a belt loop and two web loops on the front through which the scabbard is fitted. On the reverse is a tab with a brass end used to attach the entrenching tool helve carrier (RELAWM07759.007). The leather scabbard has a steel chape and locket with a round frog stud attached to the body with wire staples.

History / Summary

Associated with the service of 3568 Private William George Hoffman, a labourer from Adelaide, SA. Hoffman enlisted with D Company, 32 Battalion on 1 May 1916 and embarked for England on 12 August. He proceeded to France on 30 December. Hoffman wore this webbing equipment during an attack on the Hindenburg Line near Bellicourt on 29 September to 1 October 1918. Hoffman returned to Australia in August 1919 and was discharged on 2 October.