Inscribed envelope : Gunner I D Burrett, 4th Field Regiment, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery

Place Oceania: Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Accession Number REL49434.002
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Ink, Paper
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made 1968
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Plain self gummed envelope which originally contained a pair of identity tags belonging to Gunner Ian Burrett. Ian's mother, Marjorie, has written on the envelope: "My husband Reg and I met Ian at Canberra Airport/ when he returned home on 10th January, 1968. MV . (went to camp 2/2/66)." She has added: "These Identification discs - INTACT - / are the most precious things - my son, Ian Burrett, / has given me. They represent his safe / return from Vietnam, where he served with / H.Q. Battery, 4th Field Regiment, R.A.A./ Marjorie Vaughan [signature] / formerly BURRETT"

History / Summary

Envelope which contained a pair of identity tags (REL49434.001) worn by Gunner Ian Burrett in Vietnam. After his safe return, Burrett gave his idenityt discs to his mother, Marjorie Vaughan, who preserved them in the envelope for the remainder of her life. Marjorie Vaughan passed away in 2000.