|Place||Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Bapaume Cambrai Area, Vaulx|
|Measurement||sheet: 33.8 x 51 cm; image: 24 x 41.6 cm|
|Object type||Work on paper|
|Physical description||pen and ink over pencil on canvas on paper|
Stewart, James Warren
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright unknown
Depicts a ruined building, quite possibly at a railway station. Debris litters the ground surrounding the building. The Somme area sustained heavy damage during the First World War as it was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting. Vaulx was located on the Franco-Belgian border and occupied by the Germans who purposely destroyed the buildings in the village during their retreat. The village was later made the battle headquarters of the 7th Infantry Brigade in the capture of Lagnicourt on 25 March 1917. This is one of 5 pen and ink reproductions of original pencil drawings by Sapper James Warren Stewart from his sketchbook. Whereabouts of the original sketchbook is unknown.