I better hop too it, might have the wrong bloke after all, thanks for that.............
I'm pretty certain that you have a Tasmanian bayonet there Smokey ... and I'm also fairly sure that I have your man ... 2736 Pte. Arnold David Ford 47th Battalion.
This guy was born at Waratah and then enlisted at Burnie, in Tasmania. Embarked for Egypt and found his way to Anzac for a brief period before the evacuation.
Then back to Egypt where he was crook and eventually medically discharged back to Australia. A hard case being Court Martialled twice, receiving periods of FP.
Probably swiped this bayonet and scabbard from the depot at some stage, keeping it as a momento - the date being something important from his time at Anzac.?
Thats as good as I can piece together anyway - all the records are there if you want to look, and the dates at least check out with whats scrawled on the scabbard.