Major Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh

Unit Australian Imperial Force
Places
Accession Number ART02753
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 17.8 x 12.6 cm; image: 15.7 x 11.6 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pencil on paper
Maker Lambert, George
Place made Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Deir el Belah
Date made March 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

A portrait of Major Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh DSO (1879-1961) of Coonamble NSW who was a veteran of the Boer War. During the charge of Beersheba he shot his wounded horse and charged on foot into the Turkish trenches where he was wounded in both legs. When Lambert went to Belah in March 1918, he approached Major Fetherstonhaugh and asked permission to take some pencil notes. While there he watched the divisional sports, which are probably the subject on the verso of this sheet.