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embroidery, photograph
Date Made/Found: 1914-1916
Dimensions: Overall: 423 x 423 x 5mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 1988.267
This embroidery was sewn by William Frederick Lee while he was held as Prisoner of War during the First World War. The photograph in the centre shows William in his uniform. William served in the Royal Naval Division, but was sent to help the infantry in Antwerp in October 1914. Before the city finally fell to the Germans he escaped into the Netherlands, which was a neutral country. He and other members of the RND were imprisoned at a camp in Groningen for the rest of the war. They were treated well, and to pass the time were allowed to play football, perform plays, sew and learn woodworking.
Display Location: In Store
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