Name/TitleHandkerchief, World War One Souvenir
About this objectHandkerchief; 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.
Place MadeEurope, France
Medium and Materialsorganic, fibre, silk
Inscription and MarksEmbroidered text: 'SOUVENIR FROM FRANCE'
Measurementsl 310mm x w 300mm
Subject and Association Keywordsmilitary/world war one
Credit LineFrom the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.