Title / object name
|Maker ||Date |
|Various ||circa 1919 |
cloth, cotton, silk, metal, wood, cord
|Overall ||980 (Height) x 890 (Width) x 58 (Depth) mm|
Gift of the New Zealand Army Department, 1961
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-Thmes.
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 is held.
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.