Albert 'Tibby' Cotter's Identity Disc

Historical note: 

In 1906, Australian soldiers were issued with a tin disc rather than the original fabric tape for inside their uniforms, and given orders that this was to be worn around the neck. The discs were stamped with the soldier's name, service or regimental number, religion, and unit. Like all Australian soldiers, Tibby Cotter was required to carry this identity disc with him at all times.

 

More information on Identity Tags can be found on the Australian War Memorial website.

Materials: 
Tin
Category: 
Equipment
Themes: 
Personal story
Conflict: 
First World War
Story: 
Albert 'Tibby' Cotter

On this day

On this day
19 October

1915— HMAShips PARRAMATTA, WARREGO, YARRA, and UNA on patrol in the Malay Archipelago, MALAYSIA

1916— HMAS MELBOURNE, in company with other warships, took part in a sweep of the NORTH SEA off the coast of Norway

1919— The Australian Naval Board approved the inclusion of “Advance Australia Fair” in the repertoire of RAN bands