French Field Glasses (binoculars) : Private J J Beattie, 18 Battalion AIF

Place Europe: Western Front
Accession Number REL30056
Collection type Technology
Object type Optical equipment
Physical description brass
Place made France: Paris
Date made 1914-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

French field glasses (binoculars) with central focus and non-adjustable eye distance. Diameter of objective lenses 47 mm. Magnification approximately 2X.

History / Summary

Used by Private Joseph James Beattie of 18 Battalion, AIF from Manly, NSW. Beattie trained as a civil engineer before enlisting 16 March 1916. He served as a signaller and was wounded in the chest in August 1918, returning to Australia 9 December 1918.