Silk Handkerchief Holder: 'Souvenir from France'
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|Title||Silk Handkerchief Holder: 'Souvenir from France'|
|Notes||Grandfather (Private William Townend) was in the 21st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment, in his unit looking after horses (his civilian occupation as a coal merchant involved using them for transport) and on marrying in August 1917 brought this memento for his fiance, my grandmother. Until I delve deeper into his history with the regiment, that is all I know. But his survival ensured the births of his own children and the next generation realising university educations. How fortunate are we to benefit from one whose life had encountered trauma and anguish.|
|Item Date||August 1917|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Mrs Anne Laws|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Private William Townend (deceased)|