Australian World War 1 Navy Identity Tag – HENRY WHITLEY 1916 HMAS BRISBANE
Ex Roxbury Auction 108, Lot 376.
Made from British crown with obverse neatly lathed out and stamped with:
HENRY R. WHITLEY
Holed for suspension.
Unable to find any service records for HENRY WHITLEY. However a search of Trove confirmed such a person was serving on the HMAS Brisbance in 1916. The below is recorded in the NSW Police Gazette of 15 November 1916:
Balmain.—Stolen, between the hours of 5 and 10.15 p.m. the 7th instant, from a cabin on H.M.A.S. “Brisbane” then lying at Cockatoo Island, the property of Henry Whitley, an officer on board.