Knife; 018/006


Moruya and District Historical Society Museum



About this object

A small scimitar-shaped knife owned by Herbert Frederick (Fred) Hutchings (1888-1976) of Bergania and Bodalla.
The knife has a bakelite handle and the tin blade of the knife is engraved with the place names of battles that Trooper/Sapper Hutchings fought in and/or visited as part of the 6th Light Horse Regiment and then the 1st Field Squadron Engineers placenames in Egypt and Palestine during World war 1.

Medium and Materials

tin; bakelite

Inscription and Marks

Engraved on the blade are the following place names:
Egypt, Sinai, Palestine, Tel-El-Kebir, Romani, Gaza, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Amman, Asia.

Subject and Association Keywords

Fred Hutchings Collection

Subject and Association Keywords

Hutchings family

Subject and Association Keywords

World War 1

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords



Fred Hutchings Collection

Credit Line

Donated by Gillian Balgowan

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