Wool classing was the third most popular skill taught at Oatlands Park, after clerical and commercial subjects, and engineering. Thirty-five men trained in wool classing during April 1918, including the unidentified double amputee seated in the front row (his stumps are visible under the table). This photograph shows a large number of the men posing with the results of their training.
William Gemmell and nineteen other WWI soldiers posed around a display of graded wool samples at Oatlands Park, Surrey, England, 1918. Maker unknown. Te Papa (O.031484