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Object: Memorial banner

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Title Memorial banner
Production Various (maker/artist), circa 1919, England
Materials cloth, cotton, silk, metal, wood, cord
Classification banners
Technique embroidering
Dimensions Overall: 980mm (Height) x 890mm (Width) x 58mm (Depth)
Credit line Gift of the New Zealand Army Department, 1961
Registration number GH017123

This memorial banner honours 19 New Zealand soldiers who died during the First World War and were buried in the churchyard of St Mary's Church, Walton-on-Thames.

During the war, troops from New Zealand were hospitalised in Walton-on-Thames, a town in South East England. Those who died are remembered by a memorial in the cemetery, and in St Mary's Church where an annual service of remembrance was held on Anzac Day when the banner was carried.

The banner was made or 'worked' by the patients of Walton-on-Thames. One soldier's name included incorrectly, 'Cox, W.' serial number 6/1848 refers to a William Fox.

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