Cigarette holder: Private Thomas Henry John Hollis, 3RAR

Place Asia: Korea
Accession Number REL22442
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Wood
Location Main Bld: Korea, Malaya & Indonesia Gallery: Lower Level: POW's
Maker Hollis, Thomas Henry John
Place made Korea
Date made 1951-1953
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953

Hand carved, tapered wooden cigarette holder with zigzag and diagonal patterns carved into the stem. Stained from use at the end which would hold the cigarette.

History / Summary

Cigarette holder made and used by 2/400311 Private Thomas Henry John Hollis, of 3RAR, while he was a prisoner of war of the North Koreans and Chinese during the Korean War. Hollis served in the Second World War with 2/11 Australian Cavalry Commando Squadron and 66 Battalion, with the British Commonwealth Occupation Forces in Japan, and with 3RAR in Korea. He was captured in January 1951 and released on 9 August 1953.