Tin in Sapper E. Grantham's Haversack which deflected a bullet
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|Title||Tin in Sapper E. Grantham's Haversack which deflected a bullet|
|Notes||Sapper E Grantham was awarded a Bravery Certificate (submitted separately) after this event when a Corporal was wounded but this and a tea tin (submitted separately) saved him by deflecting a bullet. A letter (also submitted separately) described the event.|
He and another soldier got the Corporal back safely.
Shaving stick tin, one of two that deflected bullet.
Sapper 146217 Ernest Grantham, 156th Field Company, Royal Engineers. The 156th Field Coy. were attached to the 16th (Irish) Division.
|Item Date||20th November 1917|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Angela Sanderson|