|Place||Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Pozieres|
|Location||Main Bld: First World War Gallery: Western Front 1916: Pozieres Losses|
|Date made||c 1915-1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
Handkerchief used by stretcher bearers at Pozieres as a white flag : Lieutenant K S Cunningham, 5 Field Ambulance, AIF
Cream cotton (possibly originally white) man's handkerchief with a raised striped effect weave, in the same colour, around the edges. Marked in black indian ink in the upper left corner 'K.S. CUNNINGHAM' (name partially obscured by an ink blot) and with the original accession number assigned by the War Memorial 'AWM15437'. The handkerchief is torn in the upper centre and on the lower left corner. It has extensive stains.
Handkerchief used by 5 Field Ambulance stretcher bearers at Pozieres, in 1916, as a white flag. Associated with Lieutenant Kenneth Stewart Cunningham, who served with this unit before he was commissioned. He enlisted on 6 August 1915 and returned to Australia on 20 May 1919.