Saturday, 15 September 2018

Bit of family history

Whilst helping mother sort out loads of old stuff from the the spare bedroom I came across these  things that her grandfather and uncle made in WWI out of shell casings. I am guessing they are French 75mm. I believe US troops also used the 75mm.

There are three tobacco "jars" and a matchbox holder/ashtray.



A couple have Ypres engraved on them, one Messine and the other Vimy.










This one has the badge of the Royal Engineers on the front.


A bit of family history I found interesting.


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