Japanese Soldier Doll 'Bully' : Sister A B Jeffrey, 2/10 Australian General Hospital

Collection ID REL/11877
Collection type Heraldry
Title Japanese Soldier Doll 'Bully' : Sister A B Jeffrey, 2/10 Australian General Hospital
Object type Heraldry
Maker Smith, Valrie Elizabeth

Soft doll made to represent a Japanese guard nick-named 'Bully' at a prison camp for women near Loebek Linggau in Sumatra. It was been fashioned from part of a stolen Japanese soldier's khaki coloured shirt tail, and other fabric and leather scraps. Doll shows a Japanese soldier complete with cap, embroidered face and rank insignia, a leather belt and sword, puttees, and cloth identity patches on breast and left arm. It is an accurate representation of the uniform of a soldier of the Japanese Imperial Army.

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