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1678: George Arthur Mitchell and Harry Thompson (trench art)

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posted on 2024-01-12, 09:30 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

The shell was originally brought back from France by George Arthur Mitchell and then given to his son-in-law Harry Thompson, who then fashioned it into a cribbage board scorer at the base of the item. He also added a small statue of a monk on the top.

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Name of contributor(s)

Mike Thompson

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

George Arthur Mitchell & Harry Thompson

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1917

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

France

Object(s)

Shell Cribbage Board

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