War Artefacts

Account letter, Enlisting papers, photo, Britain and victory medal. David Reeve went into the Royal Fusiliers on 12 December 1915 and called up for service 1 Feb 1917. When the war finished he went back to France to dig graves and was discharged 14 Oct 1920.

Photo, document, certificates Jeffrey Pulver born 1884, declared permanently unfit for military service in 1917 at age 33. He was weighed 7st 6lbs at 5’3″. He served as a Voluntary Aid Detachment for the Red Cross from approx 1916 – 1921. He received a 2 year and 5 year service certificate and certificate of recognitio…

George Reynolds – Book, 2 photos George Armstrong – Certificate Lanchbury – Certificates Newspaper article of military medals and other bits and pieces.

Pip, Squeal and Wilfred (Campaign medals) and military medal, Bristish soldiers testament bible. Arthur Graham, born in Taunton. Brother William was killed in Egypt in WW1. Arthur was awarded military medal for bravery in WW1 when he carried a wounded officer to safety whilst under fire. Arthurs brother William feature…

Postcards, character reference, enlistment paper, Xmas card, photos. Sidney served in the Army Service Corps working with horses in Egypt as part of the Sinai and Palestine campaign. He was born in Rochdale where he returned after the war. Although he was described as a good horseman, he never rode again after the war.

1) Certificate re: Training 2) Letters from the King 3) War office letter 4) Diary Captain R C Lowndes. Royal Artillery. Great Granddad of Wil Lowndes. Lived in Oxford and Berkshire. He was captured by the Turks and on release received a letter from the king. His diary mentions “tea with haig”. His father and son were…

Death Coin and Copy of Helles Memorial Certificate. Patrick English, great grandfather of Harry served in the Lancashire fusiliers and killed at Gallipoli in August 1915. Born in Tipperary lived in Rochdale. One of four brothers. He left 3 children, his widow Ellen received a 10% pension which never increased until she…

This amazing collection of 125 sketches showing what life was like for one soldier in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and we believe is unique to our WW1 collection found within the Taunton Deane Community. Donated by Mr & Mrs Doyle of Taunton, the artist is Mrs Doyle’s maternal grandfather, Douglas Arthur Chambers born…

A collection of items submitted by Roger David (Harold John Voisey’s Grandson). The collection consists of; Dummy Grenade used for throwing practice German Helmet French Bayonet German Bayonet German Bayonet with Leather Case Certificate for fighting Medals for; good conduct in the field, distinguished conduct in the f…

Medals of Great Granddad Collins. Documents for Pte. George William Scott. Submitted by Jennifer Collins of Minehead.