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Percy Matthews trained at the Ramsgate School of Art. During World War I Percy served on the Western Front as a Private in the Kentish Buffs, and later in Salonika as a Lieutenant in the Middlesex Regiment. It was in Salonika that he produced his remarkable sketches of scenes and characters from military and civilian life. His son Peter donated these sketches to the Imperial War Museum in 2007. List of items: The Archbishop of the Bosphorus and his chaplain: two of the many civilian subjects of Percy's sketched portraits Balloon article: a newspaper article about the shooting down of an enemy aircraft, which Percy depicted in the paintings Balloon 1 and Balloon 2. Balloon 1: see Balloon article Balloon 2: see Balloon article Burial at night Portrait of Chritov: possibly a Bulgarian prisoner-of-war Circle Militaire: a group of officers from a number of countries, illustrating Salonika as a "melting pot" of nationalities during WWI. Constantinople at night Fun in the trenches: an ironic comment on going over the top 60-pound gun Naval Gun Infantry activity: another view of going over the top Limber Night firing Night operations Poilu: allied soldiers Portrait of a German PoW(?) Portrait of a young Armenian. His family having been murdered by Turks, he was conscripted into the Bulgarian army and presumably was a PoW. Portrait of a Bulgarian sergeant (named Georgi Gordanov?) Portrait of Chisto Yosko Dimov (a Bulgarian PoW?) Portrait of Panof A Pentoff (a Bulgarian PoW?) Portrait of a Bulgarian Signal Sergeant (name unclear) Working in a Quarry Miscellaneous sketches of soldiers and civilians Portrait of a Turkish boy Editor's Comment: Pte. P S 1707 Percy G. Matthews, Middlesex Regiment, was later comissioned as a Lieutenant into the East Kent Regiment ('the Buffs'). Percy Matthews trained at the Ramsgate School of Art. During World War I Percy served on the Western Front as a Private in the Kentish Buffs, and later in Salonika as a Lieutenant in the Middlesex Regiment. It was in Salonika that he produced his remarkable sketches of scenes and characters from military and civilian life. His son Peter donated these sketches to the Imperial War Museum in 2007. List of items: The Archbishop of the Bosphorus and his chaplain: two of the many civilian subjects of Percy's sketched portraits Balloon article: a newspaper article about the shooting down of an enemy aircraft, which Percy depicted in the paintings Balloon 1 and Balloon 2. Balloon 1: see Balloon article Balloon 2: see Balloon article Burial at night Portrait of Chritov: possibly a Bulgarian prisoner-of-war Circle Militaire: a group of officers from a number of countries, illustrating Salonika as a "melting pot" of nationalities during WWI. Constantinople at night Fun in the trenches: an ironic comment on going over the top 60-pound gun Naval Gun Infantry activity: another view of going over the top Limber Night firing Night operations Poilu: allied soldiers Portrait of a German PoW(?) Portrait of a young Armenian. His family having been murdered by Turks, he was conscripted into the Bulgarian army and presumably was a PoW. Portrait of a Bulgarian sergeant (named Georgi Gordanov?) Portrait of Chisto Yosko Dimov (a Bulgarian PoW?) Portrait of Panof A Pentoff (a Bulgarian PoW?) Portrait of a Bulgarian Signal Sergeant (name unclear) Working in a Quarry Miscellaneous sketches of soldiers and civilians Portrait of a Turkish boy Editor's Comment: Pte. P S 1707 Percy G. Matthews, Middlesex Regiment, was later comissioned as a Lieutenant into the East Kent Regiment ('the Buffs').

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Creator

Matthews, Percy

Date

1916 - 1918

Date Created

01/01/1916 | 01/01/1917

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1918 | 31/12/1917

Source

Folio

Medium

Paper

Type

Drawing

Pages

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

Number of Pages

25

Contributor

Admin | Guy Matthews | Peter Matthews

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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