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2419: A Warp Twister's War

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posted on 2024-01-16, 17:20 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Arthur Smith was a warp twister by trade before enlisting aged 19 in 1916 in the Royal Field Artillery. He had 2 brothers who also served one in 1/4th Dukes. All three were wounded but all survived.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Richard Smith (Grandson of Arthur)

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

Arthur Smith 128082

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

1916 - 1919

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

Western Front

Object(s)

The artefacts include: war diaries, letter from Major General of the Cavalry Division, Soldier and Sailors Companion (book), stirrups, whip, buttons, drawings, cards from sisters, mother, brother, army map, demob certificate, Christmas box, dagger, German spoon and German belt.

Community Collection Day

City Hall, Bradford (02/02/19)

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