Souvenir table napkin : 14th Reinforcements, 13 Infantry Battalion, AIF

Place Approximate locations: At sea
Accession Number REL33756
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Linen
Maker Unknown
Place made At sea
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

White linen table napkin with a woven border. One side of the napkin is printed in black with a photograph of the troopship HMAT A74 Marathon, a list of the ship's officers, the AIF officers in command of the troops travelling on the ship and the chaplains on the ship. Beneath this is a nominal roll of the 13th Reinforcements to 14 Australian Infantry Battalion, AIF, who left Sydney on 10 May 1917.

History / Summary

This souvenir was produced for members of the 14th reinforcements to 30 Battalion, AIF, travelling to France aboard the troopship HMAT A74 Marathon. The ship, which normally operated as a passenger liner, carried printing facilities on board and is known to have produced similar souvenirs for other units on a number of voyages.