Khaki tunic with 4th Light Horse colour patches, World War I. Belonged to L/Cpl. H.J. Hutchinson.

Lance Corporal Herbert John Hutchinson, service number 1484, was 20 and a grocer's assistant when he enlisted, and embarked on 29 October 1915, (little more than one month after he enlisted), on the HMAT Palermo. He served in Egypt at places including Heliopolis (now a suburb of Cairo with a war cemetery), Moascar (North Egypt), Ferry Post and Abou Matamir. He was considered to still be in good health when he returned to Australia in June 1919.

Physical Description

Khaki heavy woollen tunic. Unlined. Pleated breast patch pockets with pointed flap and single button closure, same fabric belt stitched in place, two below waist expanding patch pockets with pointed flap and single button closure. Placket front with five button closure and press stud at neck line. Pointed collar. Collar has holes at each point. Epaulettes with single button closure with bronze AUSTRALIA badge. Sleeves are pleated in to button cuffs. Back has yoke and pleat. Inside patch posket on right hand side. Small repair inside lower front at right hand side. Blue and white colour patch at top of both sleeves and service stripe at bottom of right sleeve.

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