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Invalid Cup

1914 - 1919
Overview

Plain white china feeding cup, provided with a handle and long pouring spout at right angles to each other. There is a scalloped half-cover over the cup to prevent spillage, with a Red Cross transfer located on the cover, which is also simply decorated with a narrow gold border. The mouth of the spout is similarly decorated.

Historical information

Brought back from the First World War it was used by the nurses to provide a suitable server to wounded soldiers that were bedridden.

Details

Details

Registration number
cwa-org-12-2008.9.269
Item type
Material
Height or length
156 mm
Width
134 mm
Depth
71 mm
Inscriptions and markings

'Red Cross' on top, gold decorative highlights on body and spout, with '1315a' on base

Contextual Information

This piece is part of the 'Ellam-Innes Collection'. The collection was a personal ambition of Allan and Raye Ellam that started in 1992. They wished to name all the men of the 11th Battalion 3rd Brigade AIF that are on the Great pyramid of Cheops photograph, dated 10th January 1915. With over 20 years of research, the collection expanded from just the 11th Battalion to all Western Australian battalions and regiments from the First World War. It now contains thousands of photographs, stories and objects, and is a notable resource to military researchers and historians.

Keywords
Medical
Invalid
Feeding
First World War
WW1
Hospital
Red Cross
Country
United Kingdom
Year
1914
Year End
1919
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Princess Royal Fortress Military Museum

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