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Tunic - Australian, Sergeant's, World War I, 1914-1918 Object Reg. No: ST 042000

Summary:
Uniform tunic, Australian Army, World War I pattern. Includes sergeant?s chevrons, armourer?s badge and colour patch. Includes collar badges and service stripes.

The provenance of this particular tunic is unknown.
Description:
Khaki heavy wool tunic. Front plackets have five buttons and button holes. Expanding lower patch pockets with shaped button flap. Breast pleated patch pockets with shaped button down flap. Band sown on around waist line. Collar has rising sun badges on either side of front. Single medal ribbon above left breast pocket. Shoulder straps have metal "AUSTRALIA" badge at shoulder end and "L.H." badge above. Strap fasted with button at neck edge. Long sleeve with single button cuff. Left sleeve has metal wound stripe at cuff end and yellow and black colour patch at shoulder. Sleeve is pleated into cuff. Right sleeve has cloth chevron at cuff end - chevron facing upwards. At top of sleeve is yellow and dark green colour patch, below that is a metal badge with axe and pliers and below that is three braid chevrons facing downwards. Back has yoke and centre back placket with upper and lower pleatings into band at waist.

Tunic is unlined. Strips of calico behind each pocket flap. Patch of khaki fabric behind lower right pocket. Damaged paper label at centre back above hemline.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Major Edward (Ted) Millett, 1994
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 70 cm (Width), 80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: uniforms
Inscriptions: On calico patch behind lower right pocket is an black ink stamp. "21 / W (arrow symbol) D / P".

Shoulder straps have metal "AUSTRALIA" badge at shoulder end and "L.H." badge above.
Date Used: 1914-1918
Issued By: Australia, 1914-1918

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