Handkerchief, World War One Souvenir; unknown maker; 1914-1918; MT2012.33.6

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

unknown maker

Maker Role

[?]

Date Made

1914-1918

Place Made

Europe, France

Medium and Materials

organic, fibre, silk

Technique

sewn

Technique

embroidered

Measurements

l 320mm x w 320mm
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

MT2012.33.6

Rights

All rights reserved

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