This artefact is a trench biscuit from the Boer War. This hard tack biscuit has a letter written on it by Trooper Alexander Goodwin (730) 6 Company, 3rd NZ Contingent, to his sister. The biscuit is held in a carved presentation ‘box’. Trooper Goodwin was a Labourer from the Manawatu region and served at Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Cape Colony and the Orange Free State. He also served with the 9th Contingent and the Provisional Transvaal Constabulary.
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