Alternative Name(s): Identity Disc, Dog Tag

German World War II identification disc. In event of soldier's death disc is broken along dividing line, one portion left with corpse, other sent to relatives. Scratched on reverse side is the name ‘Karla’.

The donor, Fritz Joachim Schlegel, was a Victorian railway employee. He served in the German Army during World War II, and was a 'camera assistant' at the time of his discharge in 1946. He appears to have arrived in Australia some time between 1952 and 1963 and lived for many years with his family near Geelong.

Physical Description

Oval shaped metal disc with perforated dividing line down centre.

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