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2263: William Ernest Paskin's model tank

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posted on 2024-01-16, 15:02 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

William Ernest Paskins (contributor's grandfather) was sent to the Dardanelles during the war. At some point, he acquired this wooden model of a tank. It is not known whether the model was made by himself or whether he purchased it from another soldier, but it is believed to be a piece of trench art. The slot in the turret suggests it was intended to be used as a money bank. Paskins never talked about the war itself, but his family knew it had given him the opportunity to travel and see the world.

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Name of contributor(s)

Shirley Churcher

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

William Ernest Paskin

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

1914 - 1918

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

Dardanelles

Object(s)

A wooden model of a WWI tank, probably trench art

Community Collection Day

Southern Roadshow, Gosport (13/02/19)

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