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Article about: Hi. I know this maybe a tricky question but I have a WW1 embroidery and I am trying to work out if it was made from and old sandbag as the material seems to be a course, Hessian type fabric.

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    Hi.

    I know this maybe a tricky question but I have a WW1 embroidery and I am trying to work out if it was made from and old sandbag as the material seems to be a course, Hessian type fabric. I do not have any detailed pics of it at the moment so I am asking if anyone has any info or pics of original ww1 sandbags (again, I realise this may not be possible as im sure theres not many floating around). Any help would be most appreciated, Cheers.
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    The quality looks too good to be a sandbag.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Does it say 2nd KINGS OWN regiment, it should read "Royal Rgt" surely, thats a pretty bad mistake for a member of his Rgt not to include the Royal notation, but it could have been sewn by a member of his family who was'nt versed in the military style of named rgts

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    Hi, yes it does just say 2nd Kings Own Regiment. From the limited research I have done (i.e. wikipedia) the regiment was designated the The Kings Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) in 1921, prior to that it was The Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Based on this my assumption is that he was just abbreviating the regiment's full title? But you could be right about the family member idea. As for the quality of sandbags, I couldnt say, its just that the size and texture seemed to be similar, but there may be nothing in it.

    Cheers for the responses.

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