WWI 1914 Dated "Mary" Tin


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Above are the scans of a WWI era 1914 Dated "Mary" Tin. This particular one contains its related paperwork for one Sergt. Gilbert Thompson, "killed at Festubert June 15, 1915"...

              "The fairest flowers are the first to fall:

               A husband true and brave,

               The dearest, fondest, best of all,

               Has found a soldier's grave,

               No parting, no farewell, no kind words of love

              To cheer his last moments, the one we so much loved" ...

Includes a photo, and service record. (View Scans for details)

These brass tins were issued to members of the BEF serving in Europe at the beginning of WWI. They were Christmas presents given by Queen Mary (wife of George V) to the troops serving in the trenches.

They were made of brass and filled with either chocolate, tobacco, or cigarettes, or a combination thereof. Imagine the logistics of that exercise.  A nice find in WWI military memorabilia.

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