Trench art coal scuttle made from a sectioned British 18 pounder shell cartridge case and decorated with bullets and a Royal Engineers cap badge, the shell case is mounted on a small cylindrical stand, engraved on the top is the following inscription 'FESTUBERT. SAPPER W. RAY. SEPTEMBER 25th 1915'
Trench art coal scuttle made by the donor's grandfather, Sapper Walter Ray, who served with the Royal Engineers. Walter Ray enlisted on the 8th September 1913 aged 21 years and served during the First World War.
The trench art piece is engraved with the place name FESTUBERT and the date that Sapper Ray was there 'September 25th 1915'. On this date, Festubert was part of the front line though the Battle of Festubert took place some months earlier in May of that year.