Pattern 1903 five-pocket leather bandolier

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL29985
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Maker D Mason & Sons Ltd, Walsall
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1904
Conflict Army organisation period 1903-1912

Five pocket, British 1903 pattern, brown leather cartridge bandolier. This style bandolier was worn as part of the basic equipment of the Australian infantryman from 1903 until 1941. During the 1914-1918 war it was worn by units such as the Royal Australian Artillery and the Australian Army Service Corps. It is marked on the back of one pouch 'NOONAN' and the next pouch 'W.J. NOONAN' below the crossed out name 'WOODWARD'. The next pouch is marked '?4689' and 'N11829'.

History / Summary

Associated with the militia service of N11829 Gunner William Joseph Noonan. He enlisted in the Second AIF in June 1943, serving in 2 Field Regiment with the service number NX153174.

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