Like many developed countries around the world, the use of metal tags in Australia is traceable to wars of the 19th and 20th centuries. According to information published at the Australian War Memorial website as of February 2016, the Australian Army first issued its soldiers identification tin discs in 1906. Worn permanently around the neck with a strap to aid identification in the event of disasters in war fields, these tiny tin discs had the names, service numbers and religion details of the soldiers. Check out Wiremarkers Australia Pty Ltd.
After briefly adopting fibreboards during World War I, the Australian Army switched to Metal Tags during World War II due to the need for identification tags that were made out of materials that could endure the harsh conditions of war...Read More