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2500: Grandmother's Tea Cosy

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

My grandmother was sent a tea cosy from Ypres by one of her two serving brothers during WW1. I don't know which brother sent it. Neither of the brothers survived the war. Frederick William Charles Witterick, Machine Gun Corps., died on 21/3/1918 and commemorated at the Arras Memorial. The other brother, Corporal Henry John Thomas Witterick, Machine Gun Corps., died on 16 August 1917 and is commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial.

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Name of contributor(s)

Jan Kelly, great niece of the brothers and great-granddaughter of the recipient, Alice Easter, nee Witterick.

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

A gift sent to my grandmother from one of her serving brothers

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

During WW1, date unknown.

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

Ypres

Object(s)

Photos of souvenir tea cosy and box. The box appears to have been made out of a wooden crate and is heavy.

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