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9794: Bandsman in India

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posted on 2024-01-19, 11:20 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

John Slee was sent to India as a bandsman with the Devonshire Regiment (240398) Private, he played the cornet. John received medals for Voluntary Service, Great War and 14-18 Medal. On his return to Belfast he married his cousin Edith Slee and on the Marriage Entry it states John was Active in France as a Bandsman with the Devonshire Regiment, so is this where the Trench Art pencil holder came from that the family have?

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Name of contributor(s)

Susan Clark

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

John Slee

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

1914-1919

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

India France

Object(s)

Photo of John Slee with his sister. Photos and backs. Marriage Entry. Trench Art Pen Holder

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Southway Library, Plymouth (17/05/2019)

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