Veldzakboekje : R B Baert, KNIL

Unit Netherlands East Indies Forces
Accession Number REL34264
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Cardboard, Paper
Maker Unknown
Place made Netherlands
Date made c 1930s
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

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.

History / Summary

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.