|Unit||5th Australian Infantry Battalion|
|Place||Europe: United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London|
|Physical description||Canvas; Wool|
Adamson, Charles Edward
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London|
|Date made||c 1916-1919|
First World War, 1914-1918
Embroidered pot holder : Private C E Adamson, 5 Battalion, AIF
Square embroidered cross stitch pot holder with a green polished cotton backing. The pot holder is patterned with a central diamond surrounded by triangle shapes that are outlined in black and coloured in either pink, purple, light blue, yellow and dark and light brown. There is a black cotton loop in the top right hand corner designed to hang the pot holder which is an extension of the black cotton border.
Made by 3678 Private Charles Edward Adamson who served in 5 Battalion, AIF, during the First World War. Adamson was born in Victoria on 21 May, 1890 and he enlisted with the AIF on 20 July, 1915. He sailed for Egypt on the troopship 'Ceramic' shortly after enlisting. Adamson served in Egypt then in France, participating in the battle of the Somme. His diaries (held in the Private Records collection) detail his fighting experiences in both Egypt and France but the writing ends abruptly due to a war injury. Adamson was buried alive in the trenches and spent many months in a London hospital recuperating. It is assumed that the pieces of embroidery were produced by Adamson during this period of recuperation. He embarked for return to Australia on 20 March 1919.