Messines as I saw it June 9th 1917

Place Europe: Belgium, Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Messines
Accession Number ART03547
Collection type Art
Measurement 17.6 x 25.1 cm sheet and image
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour, pencil on paper
Maker Summerhayes, Edwin
Date made 9 June 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Ruined buildings are visible on the skyline with shells bursting in wasteland in the foreground. Major Edwin Summerhayes, originally an architect in Perth, Western Australia, served with the 44th Battalion on the Western Front and fought at the Battle of Messines.