Rectangular pack of khaki canvas, the edges reinforced with brown leather, with brown leather adjustable shoulder straps.
Stitched to the external upper area of the front flap are four small leather loops for the attachment of a messkit, while two leather straps at the lower edge can be fastened to metal buckles fitted to the bottom of the pack. On the underside of the front flap is a large pocket secured by a single leather strap and buckle, while the main interior body of the pack forms a single compartment closed by two flaps, also secured by two leather straps and buckles. Two metal hooks are fitted to the bottom of the pack, while a small leather loop is stitched to each side.
This German 'Tornister' pack was picked up in the Ypres sector in 1915 by Regimental Sergeant Major John Brough DCM of the 1st Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment, and brought home with him to England while on leave. Brough was later killed in action on 21 March 1918.