War Artefacts

This is a pair of WW1 britches worn by horse riding officers and part of the collection by a Pitminster Parish relative, Jacqui Garland, who’s grandfather was in the great war.

This rare and unusual walking stick was made by grandfather of resident Richard Holt, George Michael Holt.

Here is a fine example of a gift box often sent by family to those in the war. These boxes contained custom gifts and essentials and designed to bring a piece of home to the front lines.

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Persian: رباعیات عمر خیام‎) is the title that Edward FitzGerald gave to his translation of a selection of poems, originally written in Persian and numbering about a thousand, attributed to Omar Khayyám (1048–1131), a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer. This copy was one of a soldie…

Death Coins were given to those who lost their life in the First World War and this one belongs to Fred Owen.

Here are the range of decorations given for service and courage to officers.

These beautifully crafted spoons show a range of different regiments from both army and air force and kindly donated for viewing by a Pitmister relative of someone who fought in the war.

This amazing letter send from a VOD nurse tells of the hopes and pains of being on the front with the medical cor. Our volunteers are bust transcribing the text and will be here online soon.

These amazing colour printed Gospel of Saint John given to soldiers.

Here is the handwritten account of daily life by soldier in the First World War.