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9926: WWI Smuggling

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posted on 2024-01-19, 11:35 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Cecil Arthur Couldwell married a Belgian lady, Yvonne, whose father was a tug boat captain (as family believe). Apparently he smuggled people across the channel "to safety" during WWI. He had a "price on his head". The photo of him is dated 14/6/17. There was a family estrangement as Yvonne was catholic and she married protestant Cecil.

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Name of contributor(s)

Jane Couldwell

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

Cecil Arthur Couldwell Yvonne Couldwell nee de Batts Mr de Batts

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

1914-1918

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

Belgium English Channel

Object(s)

Photos of: Cecil & Yvonne Couldwell Mr De Batts in uniform Mrs de Batts (x2)

Community Collection Day

Devonport Library, Plymouth (29/5/19)

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