Identity discs : Private Harold Clyde Montgomery, 8 Docks Operating Company, AIF

Accession Number REL44987
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Mother of pearl (shell)
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1944-1946
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Two mother of pearl handmade improvised identity discs. The first is in the shape of a koala in the fork of two tree branches. On the obverse, below the koala is carved 'A2' [blood type]. On the reverse is carved 'N.X.192683 MONTGOMERY H.C.['. The disc has two holes to suspend it on a cord and to suspend it from the second disc.

The second disc is carved in the shape of mainland Australia and has one hole at the top for suspension from the koala disc. Carved on the obverse is 'N.X.192683 MONTGOMERY H.C.' and into the reverse 'A2.

History / Summary

Two improvised identity discs belonging to NX192683 Private Harold Clyde Montgomery, 8 Docks Operating Company. Montgomery initially served in the Citizen Military Force before enlisting in the Second AIF. The discs were made either in northern Australia or in the Pacific Islands. Mongomery was discharged on 22 February 1946.

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