Small German porcelain smoking pipe: Gunner Thomas Michael O'Donnell, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, AIF

Place Europe: France
Accession Number REL/00892.002
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Leather, Porcelain
Maker Unknown
Place made Germany
Date made c 1916 - 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.
Description

Small German porcelain smoking bowl, missing the stem. The bowl, which is decorated on the smokers side with a transfer of a stag in a forest clearing, is narrow and deep - the shank emerging from it has an internal leather washer which ensures the stem is a tight fit. The bowl has been broken at some time (whether during wartime or post-war is uncertain) and has been crudely glued. The bowl is stained with tobacco deposits.

History / Summary

Related to the service of 28058 Gunner Michael Thomas O'Donnell, who served with 5th Field Artillery Brigade, AIF. He enlisted in August 1916 and was discharged in October 1919. The pipe is said to have been found by him near one of the German army's 'Big Bertha' guns.

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