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  • Larkin, Cyril John (Oral history)

    Larkin, Cyril John (Oral history)

    (sound) Made by: Wood, Conrad (recorder) 1982-03-15

    6126

    British NCO served with Royal Corps of Signals on Java, Dutch East Indies, 2/1942-3/1942; POW in Tandjong Priok POW Camp, Java, Dutch East Indies, Changi POW Camp, Singapore, Malaya and Kuching POW Camp, Sarawak, 1942-1945

  • Boots, Australian jungle pattern

    Boots, Australian jungle pattern

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 13188

    This type of footwear was characteristic of Australian troops serving jungle operations, the unusual studs said to be very practical in allowing the boots to grip in slimy conditions.

  • WITH THE AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE DURING THE MALAYA CAMPAIGN, c. 1942

    WITH THE AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE DURING THE MALAYA CAMPAIGN, c. 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs)

    K 554

    A head and shoulders portrait of a smiling Australian soldier as he holds "Joey" the mascot in his arms. This young kangaroo was smuggled into Malaya.

  • Slouch Hat: O/Rs

    Slouch Hat: O/Rs

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 13196

    Hat: wide-brimmed hat made of khaki felt. There is no pugaree and the base of the hat has been pierced, permitting a string to be threaded around the crown.

  • Belt, 1937 pattern: British Army

    Belt, 1937 pattern: British Army

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 13190

    The waistbelt was another of the components that comprised the soldiers' universal 1937 pattern webbing equipment. The belt could either support the ammunition pouches and bayonet frog as part of the complete set or worn separately as the uniform...

  • Grenade, hand, Welsh Berry

    Grenade, hand, Welsh Berry

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    MUN 1521

    grenade small sheet steel cylinder; striker cap missing

  • Slouch Hat: Australian Imperial Force

    Slouch Hat: Australian Imperial Force

    (uniforms and insignia) 1943

    UNI 6192

    Broad-brimmed hat of khaki fur felt, has a leather internal sweatband and an external cord passing through a series of eyelets around the base of the hat.

  • THE THIRD BATTLE OF YPRES (PASSCHENDAELE), 1917

    THE THIRD BATTLE OF YPRES (PASSCHENDAELE), 1917

    part of "AUSTRALIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographer 1917-09-20

    E(AUS) 715

    The interior of an Australian advanced dressing station on the Menin Road during the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele), 20 September 1917.

  • Level, Pocket (Abney) Mk IV 4 (Aust) V B A 2221

    Level, Pocket (Abney) Mk IV 4 (Aust) V B A 2221

    (Equipment) Made by: J W Handley, Australia 1942

    OPT 483

    level, case, strap, empty case

  • THE BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE, JULY-NOVEMBER 1917

    THE BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE, JULY-NOVEMBER 1917

    part of "AUSTRALIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographer 1917-09-13

    E(AUS) 694

    The 55th Australian Siege Battery in action with 9.2 inch howitzer near Voormezeele. Camouflage netting screens the emplacement.

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