KOSB POW Wooden Hand Carved Wall Plaque C.1945

KOSB POW Wooden Hand Carved Wall Plaque C.1945

Code: 10160


Unusual handmade wooden plaque, in the form of a King's Own Scottish Borderers cap badge and scroll named to a Sergeant Jackson. The hand carved words appear more Germanic in style, therefore it is likely to be a German POW made piece.

It has been made from scrap wood, likely from packing crates and stamped details are visible to the rear. There is glue residue where it has clearly been mounted into something else, possibly a more sturdy back to mount it to the wall

Unfortunately there is a certain amount of wear and tear, there is sone loss of detail and small pieces missing from the cap badge. The paint is grubby and chipped in places.

The man's initials and service number are obscured and could possibly be revealed by stripping the paint back. However this has been left untouched and subsequently unresearched.

This form of handmade items, seems similar to those items made for troops in Germany in 1945 using scrap materials. These items would often be made by German prisoners for Allied troops, hand carved items ranging from cigarette boxes to suitcases.

The plaque measures approximately 8 x 9 inches.