Identity discs : Major General J J Murray

Accession Number REL42330
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Mother of pearl (shell)
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1941-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

One octagonal and one circular mother of pearl identity disc, both privately made, linked with a small metal ring. Both discs are engraved on the obverse 'NX365 / RC / MURRAY JJ', and on the reverse side 'A.2'.

History / Summary

Improvised mother of pearl identity discs made for Major General John Joseph Murray. They were made either in Palestine, when he served in the Middle East from about November 1940 to November 1941, or perhaps in Australia where he served until the end of his appointment in January 1946.