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4411: Tom Taylor's Pith Helmet

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posted on 2024-01-15, 08:59 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Tom Taylor served with the British Army in South and East Africa during the First World War.

The pith helmet he was issued with was used to record the various locations he served in as he wrote them down on the inside, including periods of time in hospital during 1918.

His wife, Jessie, recorded every letter she sent to Tom and every letter she received from him in some detail in a notebook from 1916 onwards.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Martin Guinan.

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

Tom Taylor

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

1918

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

East and South Africa.

Object(s)

Pith helmet and pages from wife Jessie's notebook, in which she recorded letters she sent to Tom and those she received from him from 1916 onwards.

Community Collection Day

Stourport Library, Stourport-on-Severn (10/11/18)

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