Pair of identity discs : Sapper A G Dix, 2/13 Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers

Place Asia: Borneo, Tarakan
Accession Number REL45107
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Aluminium, Steel
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Pair of aluminium identification tags, one circular, one octagonal, each provided with a suspension hole. A patent split ring joins each to the accompanying fine-link chain necklace; the circular tag is attached to a short length of chain, itself then secured to the main chain. Each tag is engraved on the obverse 'V.X. 108877 Dix, A.G. Meth' and 'A2' on the reverse.

History / Summary

Related to the service of VX108877 Sapper Allan George Dix, born Carlton, Victoria on 15 January 1917. Dix enlisted on 27 September 1942 and served with 2/13 Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers until he was discharged on 4 June 1946. This unit was notable for clearing the beach obstacles at Tarakan prior to the landings by Australian forces.

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