Tunic : VDC : Lieutenant W Bateman

Accession Number REL/03103.001
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Brass with 'antique' finish, Cotton, Wool, Wool twill
Maker Ashford Clothing Company
Place made Australia
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Other ranks pattern wool twill forest green tunic as issued to the Volunteer Defence Corps during the early stages of the Second World War, with brass rising sun badges on each collar, Lieutenant pips and brass "AMF" buttons, all of which are painted dark grey. Dated 1942, the tunic features pleated breast and hip patch pockets with three point flaps. The waistbelt is fitted with a brass belt holder on each side. Sewn to each upper arm is the colour patch of the VDC, featuring a red circle within a ochre square, with "VDC" embroidered centrally.

History / Summary

Worn by S75415 Lieutenant Wilfred Bateman from Mount Barr, South Australia, who enlisted on 11 May 1942 with 9 Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps. Bateman was born in England.