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  • jug, 18-pounder shell case

    jug, 18-pounder shell case

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 3497

    Item of 'trench art' made by (142817) Sapper E Southgate (Royal Engineers) whilst he was manning an underground telephone exchange in the Ypres district during the First World War.

  • biscuit tin, Crawford's 'Hero Box

    biscuit tin, Crawford's 'Hero Box

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: William Crawford & Sons, Ltd. 1914

    EPH 3486

    Early First World War period British biscuit tin bearing an overtly inspirational image of British infantry enduring, with good humour, the tribulations and muddy conditions of trench warfare on the Western Front.

  • fragment, shrapnel

    fragment, shrapnel

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 9396

    Metal shrapnel fragment (L 2in x W 1in) suffering from some active corrosion. One side is almost flat; the remaining edges are sharp and irregular.

  • Shell-case Ashtray

    Shell-case Ashtray

    (souvenirs and ephemera) 1918

    EPH 5158

    First World War period 'trench art' ashtray made from a brass howitzer shell case and associated with the service of Lance Corporal William McDougall Anderson in the 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Lance Corporal Anderson was killed in...

  • wall plate, Field Marshal Gerald Pau

    wall plate, Field Marshal Gerald Pau

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: RIDGWAYS, ENGLAND 1914

    EPH 7952

    Circular ceramic wall plaque, glazed olive green, bearing portrait of Field Marshal Gerald Pau in centre. There are two holes at the top for hanging, the base is marked 'PUBLISHED DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914. RIDGWAYS ENGLAND'.

  • postcard, on wood

    postcard, on wood

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 8124

    The wooden postcard was sent from the Western Front for Christmas 1914. The card was addressed to Mr P J Hulse, Abbey Place, Faversham, Kent. And marked with Army Post Office Stamp and Censors Stamp.

  • beaker, 'Peace 1919', commemorative

    beaker, 'Peace 1919', commemorative

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Kingston 1919

    EPH 4446

    Immediate post-First World War decorative earthenware beaker commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Versailles (the formal peace treaty between Germany and the Allied Powers) on 28 June 1919. The beaker was purchased by Mrs Esther Agnes Lamb in...

  • rosary, souvenir, with photo ruins of Albert in centre of cross

    rosary, souvenir, with photo ruins of Albert in centre of cross

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 7454

    A rosary with photograph of the Ruins of Albert at the centre of the plain cross.

  • wall paper, fragment

    wall paper, fragment

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 8262

    Section of wallpaper taken from Bosche dug out near Ectrees on 6 February 1917 and associated with the First World War service of H E Etherington.

  • memorial silk, British

    memorial silk, British

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 5586

    First World War memorial silk commemorating the British Army service and death of (19154) Private Joseph Bowker (Border Regiment) who died of wounds in France (Western Front) on 10 August 1917.