Box made by German POW

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Wardown House Museum , 12th April 2018
Box made by German POW Walter Doring

Among the World War One memorabilia in the possession of Wardown House Museum is this box created by a German prisoner of war at Camp Blandford in Dorset. His name, ornately inscribed on the interior base and covered by glass, was Corporal Walter Döring, dated March 1918 and bearing the number 3810.

It was thought to have been created as a needlework or writing box made largely of wood. It includes an interior tray divided into seven sections. The exterior is decorated with wood inlaid in geometric patterns.

Corporal Döring seems to have been justifiably proud of his work.

Author: Deejaya

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