Farm opposite Australian reinforcment camp, Steenwerck May 1917

Place Europe: France, Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Steenwerck
Accession Number ART03549
Collection type Art
Measurement 17.5 x 25.2 cm sheet and image
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour, pencil on paper
Maker Summerhayes, Edwin
Place made France: Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Steenwerck
Date made 15 May 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A substantial farm building is shown surrounded by tents; two soldiers are standing in the left foreground and a small biplane is visible in the distance. Major Edwin Summerhayes, originally an architect in Perth, Western Australia, served with the 44th Battalion on the Western Front. He was stationed at Steenwerck in May 1917 just before the Battle of Messines.