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2778: Shell with Royal Artillery cap badge

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

My great-grandad's shell case given as a pair to my Nana. My great-grandad's name was William Ambrose Martin, my Nana, Beryl Ivy Smith (née Martin). William brought back a pair of shell cases (from a WW1 battlefield) and soldered his Royal Artillery cap badge onto one, and found another to put on its twin. The cases have sat on the family hearth ever since. They are now with my father and uncle.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Fiona Katherine Smith (great granddaughter)

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

My great granddad, William Ambrose Martin (my father's maternal grandfather)

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

1918

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

Unknown (kept in Essex, retrieved from some battlefield)

Object(s)

Spent shell case with Royal Artillery cap badge welded on.

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