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Folding trench lantern

Harvey, Shaw & Drake1914

Shrine of Remembrance

Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne, Australia

This folding trench lantern was made in Melbourne by Harvey, Shaw & Drake Pty Ltd in 1914. It belonged to Private Harry Trotman (Snr) who served in the AIF during the First World War. This lantern would have been used to provide illumination in a soldier’s dugout where the risk of being spotted by enemy lookouts was low.

Details

  • Title: Folding trench lantern
  • Creator: Harvey, Shaw & Drake
  • Date: 1914
  • Location Created: Melbourne, Australia
  • Physical Dimensions: 31.5 x 16.2 x 14.8 cm
  • Image credit: © Vlad Bunyevich
  • Provenance: Donated 2015
  • Type: Object
  • External Link: Shrine of Remembrance
  • Medium: metal, glass

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