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'Highly Commended', 2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards

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FEATURED ITEMS FROM THE ARCHIVE

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A tank mask brought back from France by Bill Whitfield of the Tank Corps
Bradford City Hall, 2 Feb 2019
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“Grandpa was very lucky that he got out there right at the beginning!”
Anonymous contributor writing about his grandfather, Wilhelm, who was captured in Gommecourt, 1 July 1916
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Cyril Green's glove shrunk when it was exposed to nerve gas. The glove was recovered from the battlefield.
Holyport College, 19 Sep 2018
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“There were no medals for Emily but she was a truly wonderful, remarkable, uneducated but lovely lady.”
Deborah Cameron on her grandmother, Emily, who raised four boys alone after her husband was killed defending Antwerp in 1914
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Pocket watch belonging to Pte Sidney Crook of the 5th Battalion Canadian Infantry
Uploaded by David Cole, 4 Dec 2018
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“As my grandmother could not afford to visit his grave in France, I was the first family member to visit.”
Linda Wade talking about her grandfather, Pte Robert Stewart, who served in the King’s Own Scottish Borderers and was killed in 1916
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Sacrifice pendant of Mary Black McGilvray McLennan, whose son, William, died in France in July 1916.
Gordon Highlanders Museum, 27 Feb 2019
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“Most years, around Remembrance Day, my father and I would check his medals and try out the whistle, always unsuccessfully.”
Mike Pratt remembering his father, Capt John Pratt, who served in the 5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry
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A set of German binoculars brought back by Colin Scott Mackenzie of the Ross Mountain Battery, 4th Highland Mountain Brigade.
St. John’s, Menston, 3 Nov 2018
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“He kept very precise diaries but never mentioned any family memories or feelings.”
Susan Crawforth speaking about her father, Frank Lake, a mechanic in the Army Service Corps
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“These were likely purchased during the war. They belonged to my grandfather, James Sellwood, who served as a soldier.”
Sunningwell Primary School, 2 Jan 2018
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Captain Arthur Henry Douglas left a photo album of his time in the army during the war.
Included in the album are four cartoons that he drew of the trenches.
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Brooch sent to Nellie Foster from Jack Speight while serving in France. Jack was killed during the war and Nellie never married.
Bradford City Hall, 2 Feb 2019
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Leather-bound birthday card sent to Thomas 'Will' Eaton on his 21st birthday. The leather work was made by Wills' father, a bookbinder.
King's High, Warwick, 8 June 2018
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Private William Ernest Stephens, Worcestershire Yeomanry, served in Egypt and brought back many photographs and postcards.
St Helen’s Church, Worcester, 15 March 2019
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Diary of Lily Jane Hawkins, Lady’s Maid to Lady Mary Herbert, wife of Colonel The Honourable Aubrey Herbert.
St John’s Church, Menston, 3 Nov 2018
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A bracelet made of uniform buttons that Private Albert Stokes (Royal Engineers) made for his wife, Beatrice.
Stourport-on-Severn Library, 10 Nov 2018
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