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Aussie WW2 Metal Dog Tags

Article about: G'day All For those that maybe interested, here's a metal set of Aussie dog tags with original cord. A Victorian AIF (volunteer) soldier You can look up the former owner here- World War Two

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    G'day All

    For those that maybe interested, here's a metal set of Aussie dog tags with original cord. A Victorian AIF (volunteer) soldier
    You can look up the former owner here- World War Two Nominal Roll

    Regards

    René

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    Hi René, I love the way you can research Aussie servicemen & women. If only were could do that with their British counterparts.

    Dog tags are great being such personal items.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    As you may have seen on the link provided? Ebell belonged to 2/24th Battalion, 9th Division, on discharge.
    Here's a little history of the 2/24th

    2/24th Battalion: Australian War Memorial
    Regards
    René

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    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    As you may have seen on the link provided? Ebell belonged to 2/24th Battalion, 9th Division, on discharge.
    Here's a little history of the 2/24th

    2/24th Battalion: Australian War Memorial
    i might be wrong but my fathers dog tag were a dense pressed carboard material,as a result it was hard to identify australian war dead in the pacific eg singapore,the military may have changed dog tags to metal later on,or some one did it themselve,if some could clarify

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    Hi Mike, welcome to the forum!

    Early tags were indeed of the British pattern and were made of compressed fibreboard.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Hello-I have my fathers tag WX9182 2nd AIF 1940-46; I had thought it was leather not fibre board- I have never seen any Aust metal tags before.

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    Hello-I have my fathers tag WX9182 2nd AIF 1940-46; I had thought it was leather not fibre board- I have never seen any Aust metal tags before.
    G'day lithgow

    I do believe we did make them also in leather, I don't have a set but I have seen them before (a very long time ago). Love to see your set.
    Regards
    René

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    Here's my second set I obtained today - field replacement New Guinea
    WW2 Nominal Roll
    Regards
    René

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    Quote by lithgow View Post
    Hello-I have my fathers tag WX9182 2nd AIF 1940-46; I had thought it was leather not fibre board- I have never seen any Aust metal tags before.
    Hi yes the early Australian tags (pre 1942) were made from compressed fibre the same as was issued to the british but as stated they would rot away in the tropics so the stainless steel were brought in, I will dig some of mine out and show some pics

    Regards Luke

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    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    Here's my second set I obtained today - field replacement New Guinea
    WW2 Nominal Roll
    Thats a nice set of tags what sort of coin is that?

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