Breaking the Code
‘Crossword’ features in ‘Faces of Conflict’ at Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter until 5th April 2015 Curated by Cristina Burke-Trees and the RAMM curatorial team. Visitors to the gallery have the opportunity to complete the crossword using in-gallery resources. If you aren't able to make it to the exhibition, you can still complete the crossword by downloading the images below. Simply click and drag the images to your desktop to print or alternatively, ctrl click on each image and save to your desktop prior to printing. Use the flag key, questions, crossword matrix and image of the installation to complete the puzzle. The questions are designed to be as informative as the answers themselves. Consider completing the puzzle with a young member of your family. It is designed to introduce difficult and graphic subject matter in a way which young people are able to absorb and understand a unique period in military, social and surgical history and the challenges faced by people who live with a life changing facial difference.
1. Walter’s operating surgeon and founder of the Frognal Centre for Plastic Surgery.
7. Walter’s age when his father perished at sea.
10. The medical term used to describe the contraction of burns inflicted scar tissue, turning Walter’s eyelids inside out.
12. Date and battle in which Walter sustained his injuries. The day everything changed.
13. The German SS which disabled the vessel aboard which Walter served.
14. The tubing of healthy skin, to transport grafts from Walter’s chest to face.
2. Walter’s profession at the Western Hotel, 1923.
3. HMS that sank with Walter’s Father Francis aboard.
4. She became Walter’s wife in 1914.
5. HMS to which Walter was assigned on the 1st April 1915.
6. How Walter’s nephew remembers his Uncle. As a - - - - - - - - - man.
8. The year of Walter’s passing.
9. Walter’s extensive facial burns were caused by exploding - - - - - - -.
11. Walter’s Step-Grandfather Henry Benlow, Head Naval Instructor in - - - - - - -.