Wallet [Private A J T Miller]; [?]; c1916; 2010.429.8


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Wallet [Private A J T Miller]

About this object

Wallet; a wallet of khaki fabric belonging to Private Andrew John Thomas Miller. The wallet contained details of his treatment in a hospital during World War One. Private Miller was shot in the foot at Sommes.
Handwritten on the wallet is: '8/3707 Pvt A J T Miller' below which is printed: 'No 1 N.Z. General Hospital, / Brockenhurst / Xmas, 1916'.
The wallet contains a red armband printed with the emblem of the British Crown and the letters G and R; and a cardboard ticket reading: 'HMNZS Marama / 947 / To be retained by Soldier. / Must be surendered in exchange / for Pack.'
See 2010.429.9 for the hospital papers which were originally in the wallet.



Date Made


Medium and Materials

processed material, textile; processed material, paper, cardboard.

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten and printed on wallet: '8/3707 Pvt A J T Miller / No 1. N.Z. General Hospital, / Brockenhurst / Xmas 1916'
Printed on ticket: 'H.M.N.Z.S. "MARAMA" / 947 / To be retained by Soldier / Must be surrendered in exchange / for Pack.'


l 225mm x w 162mm (wallet when open)

Subject and Association Keywords

military science, war

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

personal effect

Object number


Copyright Licence  

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Barry O'Sullivan 12 Aug 2012 10:03 AM,UTC

The scarlet armlet was issued in NZ by the base records office to
class 2 men who had been honourably discharged from the army. Usually due to wounds.
This series of 'Special Armlets'were issued from february 1916for men to wear on civilian clothing. To show that they had done their bit or were excempt etc. This detered them from being given white feathers for cowardace.

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