|Unit||Netherlands East Indies Forces|
|Object type||Personal Equipment|
|Physical description||Cardboard, Paper|
|Date made||c 1930s|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Veldzakboekje : R B Baert, KNIL
Veldzakboekje (field service book) issued to soldiers of the Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL). The book contains 16 pages with spaces for the soldier's personal and service details.
Soldiers of the KNIL were issued with a 'Veldzakboekje' or 'field service book' in which their details were recorded. Renè Benedictus Baert was born in the Netherlands, and after initial military service at Bandoeng, Java, appears to have entered the Pilots' and Observers' School at Kalidjati. Unfortunately, no details of his subsequent career are known.