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Catalogue number
  • EPH 9794
Display status
IWM North
  • metal
Alternative Names
  • FULL NAME: mirror
Object Type
personal equipment
souvenirs and ephemera

History note

Albert Tattersall died at a Casualty Clearing Station on 3 July 1916 as a result of wounds received on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916, whilst serving with 'A' Company of the 20th Battalion, The Manchester Regiment (5th City Pals). In addition to his letters (held by the IWM's Department of Documents) and his service medals, the Museum holds his personal effects sent home after his death - pipe, tobacco pouch, wallet, pocket knife, scissors, tin of cigarettes, and identity disc. Aged aged 23 when he died, Albert Tattersall was buried at Daours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row B, Grave 7); he was the son of James Edmund Tattersall, JP, and Mary Elizabeth Tattersall, of 'Belvedere', Oak Bank Avenue, Moston, Manchester.

Physical description

flat polished tin mirror (L 93mm x W 61mm x D 1mm), reflective on both sides, rectangular with slightly rounded corners. A large single hole is machined at top centre, the surface is slightly scratched and marked.

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