Historical information

A silk scarf souvenir from Egypt. It was embroidered with military symbols and a personal message from someone called William to Nellie. The connection with Legacy is not known.
The founders of Legacy were all returned servicemen who returned from overseas service in World War One so would be familiar with similar sentimental souvenirs that were purchased in Egypt and sent home to loved ones.


Founding Legatees would have been familiar with Egyptian souvenirs from World War 1.

Physical description

Purple and yellow fabric scarf with machine embroidered text, decorative flag and floral motifs and decorative brocade edging. Scarf is made from two panels of fabric (possibly silk) machine stitched together with '14th Inf. Batt / Souvenir / of Egypt / 1916 / From William to Nellie with best love' on front face. Similar items see 00182, 00179.

Inscriptions & markings

Embroidered '14th Inf. Batt/ Souvenir of Egypt 1916. From William to Nellie with best love'.