Embroidery, World War One; Campbell, Herbert; 1917-1918; WW.1979.555

Name/Title

Embroidery, World War One

About this object

Private Herbert Campbell of the Machine Gun Section, 16th Specialists, made this embroidery during his medical rehabilitation in military hospitals in England. Wounded in action at the Battle of Passchendaele, Herbert spent three months recovering in England. Classified no longer fit for service, Herbert embarked to New Zealand on January 29, 1918.

Herbert's role as a machine gunner likely inspired the design.

Maker

Campbell, Herbert

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

1917-1918

Period

1910s

Medium and Materials

organic, animal, animal product, silk
inorganic, processed material, metal, brass? (hanger)
organic, vegetal, processed material, wood
inorganic, processed material, glass

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, London

Inscription and Marks

Hand written in pencil on back of frame: 'Pvt H Campbell ? the ? military no to be ? old to be returned to Dunedin'.

Measurements

h 620 mm x w 510 mm x d 50 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Military

Subject and Association Keywords

Military - World War One

Subject and Association Keywords

Textiles (not clothes)

Subject and Association Keywords

Health and Medicine

Object Type

panels

Object number

WW.1979.555

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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