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Handkerchief, World War One Souvenir; unknown maker; 1914-1918; MT2012.33.2

Handkerchief, World War One Souvenir; unknown maker; 1914-1918; MT2012.33.2
Handkerchief, World War One Souvenir; unknown maker; 1914-1918; MT2012.33.2Handkerchief, World War One Souvenir; unknown maker; 1914-1918; MT2012.33.2
Name/Title
Handkerchief, World War One Souvenir
About this object
Handkerchief; Rifleman John Thomas (Tom) Clearwater sent this silk handkerchief home to his mother while serving in France during World War One.

He embarked on 5 February 1916 as a rifleman and survived the war. In March 1917 Tom Clearwater was awarded the Military Medal for 'acts of gallantry in the field'. He rose through the ranks and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1918. After the war he returned to the family farm in Terrace Road, Mataura and lived in the District until his death in 1957.

Maker Role
[?]
Date Made
1914-1918
Place Made
Europe, France
Medium and Materials
organic, fibre, silk
Inscription and Marks
Embroidered text: ' SOUVENIR de FRANCE'
Measurements
w 320mm x h 300mm
medium

Subject and Association Keywords
military/world war one
Credit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.
Object Type
textiles
Object number
MT2012.33.2
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