Private Edward Ambrose, from Hertfordshire, was killed on the Somme, just days he arrived at the front in 1916
After a telegram telling of his death, his last belongings were sent back from the trenches to his heartbroken parents But the family left the case unopened, finding its contents too painful to look at, and it was placed in an attic for years.
After visiting a local historical exhibition, Private Ambrose's nephew has now opened the package for the first time. The case includes black and white photos of his family, letters from his parents, a half-smoked pipe and cigarettes. The items, including a locket with photos of Private Ambrose and his sweetheart, Gladys, will go display later this year
Posted by Jill Fallon at April 14, 2014 10:23 AM | Permalink