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8681: Gilbert Cope, Bournville Infant School

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

Gilbert Cope was a pupil at Bournville Infant School during the First World War. In 1917, children at the school were asked to donate eggs that would then be packed up and sent to soldiers at the front. The children were given certificates for having brought in the eggs.

Gilbert kept a lot of childhood memorabilia. He also kept a certificate for a Christmas pudding fund. He received a letter in return from William Oswell, 1st Grenadier Guard, who was staying at Fircroft Auxiliary Hospital.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Philippa Mitchell, granddaughter

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

Gilbert Cope, Bournville Infant School

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

1917

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

Birmingham

Object(s)

Egg collection certificates Letter of thanks from a soldier Christmas pudding fund certificate Photograph of father with note

Community Collection Day

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

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