Embroidery, World War One; Campbell, Herbert; 1917-1918; WW.1979.555
Embroidery, World War OneAbout 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.
1910sMedium and Materials
organic, animal, animal product, silk
inorganic, processed material, metal, brass? (hanger)
organic, vegetal, processed material, wood
inorganic, processed material, glass
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
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