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7297: 2nd Lt George Ernest Cashmore

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posted on 2024-01-12, 12:10 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

2nd Lt George Ernest Cashmore initially served as a gunner in the South Midlands division from 1/4/1915. He was on anti-aircraft duty with the 3rd Army.

He only ever told funny stories about the war. On one occasion, he took fire out from a direct hit on the gun pit which had set the ammunition alight. He used his helmet and water from the shell hole to put the fire out. This showed great courage in a dangerous situation. He was promoted twice during the war.

George kept a diary full of watercolour photographs, but this has since been lost.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Michael John Dain, grandson

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

2nd Lt George Ernest Cashmore, Royal Fleet Auxiliary Special Reserve

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

1915-1918

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

Ypres

Object(s)

A photograph of George and his wife. Also a letter.

Community Collection Day

King's High School, Warwick (08/06/18)

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