Pioneer peronne palladium

Place Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Peronne
Accession Number ART02670
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 46.2 x 65.2 cm; image: 46.2 x 65.2 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour on paper
Maker King, W L
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Peronne
Date made 1918
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Depicts 5th Pioneer Battalion Concert Hall, Peronne. Built in chalk quarries just outside Peronne from salvaged material in September 1918. Contains a fine stage with scenery painted by members of the Pioneer Battalion, a boxing ring and graduated seating accommodation for 500 men. Opened by the "Kookaburras" 5th Division Concert Party on September. Afterwards accupied by the Blue Diamonds 7th Brigade Concert Party.

Wilfred Lewis King served with the 60th Battalion during the First World War. In 1918 he was transferred to the 5th Australian Division Concert Party.