Identification Badge and Booklet, Leo Bestall

The Canal Zone Red Cross
Bestall (MBE) Leonard Delabere
Production date

Object detail

Brief Description
Identification badge for Leo Bestall and a booklet entitled: Facts about the Panama Canal and the Hospital Ship Zone Committee. Booklet published by the Canal Zone Red Cross.

a) Identification badge entitled: 3/2088, Private Leo D Bestall, A Section, number 1 Field Ambulance, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington. From E B B, Napier, 10 December 1917.

b) A booklet entitled: Facts about the Panama Canal. Includes the name of a ship, S S Westmorland which left Liverpool 28 February 1919 and arrived in Auckland 5 April 1919. Contains the names, numbers, and cities or towns of residence of some of the soldiers aboard, including Leo Bestall. Issued at the end of World War I.
Production date
Production place
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Handwritten black and blue ink on fabric. Printed and handwritten red and black ink on paper. Hand woven fabric.
Height x Width: 131 x 281mm
Height x Width: 202 x 128mm
Salved from Torpedoed Ship, Stamp, Stamped
Subject date
Credit line
from the Leo Bestall collection
Other number(s)


Public comments

Be the first to comment on this object record.

Google reCaptchaThis site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.