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60819: Tin in Sapper E. Grantham's Haversack which deflected a bullet

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posted on 2024-02-23, 23:01 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

Sapper E Grantham was awarded a Bravery Certificate (submitted separately) after this event when a Corporal was wounded but this and a tea tin (submitted separately) saved him by deflecting a bullet. A letter (also submitted separately) described the event. He and another soldier got the Corporal back safely.


Editor's Comment:
Tea tin, one of two that deflected bullet.

Sapper 146217 Ernest Grantham, 156th Field Company, Royal Engineers. The 156th Field Coy. were attached to the 16th (Irish) Division. Sapper E Grantham was awarded a Bravery Certificate (submitted separately) after this event when a Corporal was wounded but this and a tea tin (submitted separately) saved him by deflecting a bullet. A letter (also submitted separately) described the event. He and another soldier got the Corporal back safely.


Editor's Comment:
Shaving stick tin, one of two that deflected bullet.

Sapper 146217 Ernest Grantham, 156th Field Company, Royal Engineers. The 156th Field Coy. were attached to the 16th (Irish) Division.

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Identifier

9226.cpd| 5133.jpg|GWA_3750_21.jpg 5134.jpg|GWA_3751_33.jpg

Subject

Grantham, Ernest

Date

20th November 1917

Date Created

20/11/1917

Source

Artifact

Medium

Metal

Type

Other

Pages

1, 2

Number of Pages

2

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Angela Sanderson

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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