No idea about the plates, but that cutlery and mug is a pleasure to see!
I like the British camp cot and wash basin in the background!
Personally, I doubt that they are military. As your mug shows, they did,indeed, mark their pieces, so I would expect to see, at least Some kind of markings on the plates. Enamel plates and cups were quite popular in the early half of the 1900's and can be found everywhere from in homes to camping sets.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Warspite, great pic of the tank crew. I couldn't seem to open the Indian plate pic though?
Wagriff, you could be right although I have seen enamel mugs where the D^D has worn right off leaving no more than the slightest dull reflection to ever show that it was ex Army. Then again, I have not found any marked D^D plates anyway, so I will consider these "very doubtful" until any evidence turns up. Have any Aussies seen any D^D enamel plates?
Another question: What is the earliest that the Rising Sun was stamped onto mess cutlery?
I forgot to mention in the first post; feel free to add pics of plates, mugs and cutlery here.
Love the enamel ware ,
I don't recall ever seeing the D^D mark on a plate before ,
Here is my D^D marked Tea Pot with 2 mugs ,
Lovely group there Australia. The teapot is one I will have to watch out for.