Le Val d'Acquin, Hazebrouck District where the battle of Messines was practised

Accession Number ART03545
Collection type Art
Measurement 17.5 x 25.1 cm sheet and image
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour, pencil on paper
Maker Summerhayes, Edwin
Place made Flanders
Date made 16 May 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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A small village is seen in the distance. Major Edwin Summerhayes, originally an architect in Perth, Western Australia, served with the 44th Battalion on the Western Front. His group practised here for three weeks in preparation for the Battle of Messines.