- Mount Gambier Community RSL
- South East
- 2/27th Battalion Ex-Servicemen’s Association
- 104.5cm x 110cm
- Historical Period/Date
- 20th Century (1970-1999 Late)/1987
- ID Number
- Cloths,Detached Chain Stitch,Stem Stitch,
Square white, possibly polyester cloth, edged with machine made lace. '2/27th' is worked in large red characters in one corner. There are eight multicoloured repeat motifs of a scroll design with flowers and foliage, one in each corner and the other four placed symmetrically in the centre of the cloth. The names are embroidered in stem stitch in a variety of colours and radiate out in a circular fashion from the four central motifs and the voided centre of the cloth.The year '1987' is worked under one of the central floral motifs. Many of the names are embroidered in pairs (married couples) in the same colour, and there are also single names.
Theme and Purpose
World War II. Commemorative. Reunion. Thought to have been created for the 1987 reunion of the 2/27th Battalion Ex-Servicemen’s Association. Alf Zanker was made a Life Member of the 2/27th BN Ex-Servicemen’s Association 'as a mark of esteem and in appreciation of services rendered to Members of the 2/27 Battalion Ex Servicemen’s Association' on 20 March 1982. It is thought that the reunion commemorated by the cloth would have been organised by Alf Zanker and his wife Doreen whose names are embroidered close to the year 1987 on the cloth and in the same colour.
Below are the names that have been transcribed from this object. Multiple instances of a name on one object is indicated by a bracketed number after the name. A name in bold appears on other objects. Click these names to see the other objects.
Ashenden, Doreen (2)
Fairly, Jim (Dr)