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picked up this Australian made 1st marine jacket in trade with another forum member it originally belong to Robert A Allison who serve on Guadalcanal with the Co B 1st pioneer Bn landing on 7 Aug 1942 and finally departing on Dec 15 1943 and arrived in Melbourne Australia on Jan 7 43 During this time I presume he aquired the jacket he went on to serve New Guinea Cape Gloucester and Pavuvu island were he was one of the lucky ones who earned ticket back to the statespost-3978-0-27325600-1529169842.jpegpost-3978-0-75936800-1529169876.jpegpost-3978-0-69769500-1529169908.jpegpost-3978-0-26109100-1529169936.jpegpost-3978-0-23671000-1529169986.jpeg


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Very nice!! I wish my Aussie BD was named!!


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Nice Mark, those Aussie patched jackets are great items and even better when named.

 

 

Kurt


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Can you show a clearer picture of the patch? Looks like a US made piece, maybe.


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Wow, theatre made, very nice. I had one like that and believe it was Chinese made from when the 1st was in China occupation duty. Or is is just the sheen from the flash?

 

Kurt


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Kurt I believe it's Ausse made patch.

Mark


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Wow, that's definitely theater made piece but it doesn't conform to the known Aussie examples. Very beautiful, actually!


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Actively seeking WW1 4th and 5th Brigade USMC helmets and also a named WW2 Raider green blouse.
I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail, if I could I surely would....

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Yes I concur Jeremiah. Great patch but are you sure its Australian?

Kurt


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I would lean towards it being Chinese, to be honest. It looks a great deal like the ones that are seen on some 1st MarDiv uniforms from their time in China.


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Actively seeking WW1 4th and 5th Brigade USMC helmets and also a named WW2 Raider green blouse.
I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail, if I could I surely would....

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Yes, that is what I was thinking myself as per my first comment.

 

Kurt


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I know the jacket had 2 owner the first is the one I listed and the 2nd was late war marine who did see duty in China After compare it with other Aussie patches I have to agree that it mostly like Chinese madepost-3978-0-42812100-1529361811_thumb.jpeg


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That looks like recycled garment fabric, very neat!


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Yes Chinese made 1st SSIs are great looking patches.

Kurt


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Nice jacket! Love the patch, not your standard bevo woven patch but home/custom made. The blue background looks like silk dress fabric.

Wade

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Yes theatre made Chinese 1st USMC Division SSI s are in fact silk.

Kurt


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