Handkerchief, World War One Souvenir; unknown maker; 1914-1918; MT2012.33.7
Handkerchief, World War One SouvenirAbout this object
Handkerchief; Rifleman John Thomas (Tom) Clearwater sent this pink 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.
organic, fibre, silkTechnique
l 410mm x w 410mm
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object Type