French souvenir handkerchief : Mrs Marion McLeod

Unit 53rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number REL/05593
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Silk chiffon
Maker Unknown
Place made France
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Cream silk chiffon handkerchief with a pale blue edge in machine buttonhole stitch. Hand embroidered in the top left corner in mauve, purple, red, blue, white, green, yellow and black satin stitch with a pansy and Allied flags. Beneath them, in brown satin stitch is 'SOUVENIR DE FRANCE'.

History / Summary

Sent home to his wife, Marion McLeod, in 1916, by 4825 Private Stewart Jamieson McLeod. He enlisted on 16 September 1915 and served with 53 Battalion AIF. McLeod was killed in action at Fleurbaix on 26 August 1916.