Gold fob watch
1917 Audio tour
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The watch was a wedding gift to Erica Chesshire, a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse at the hospital who was also awarded for her service. The watch was stored in a wooden cigarette box, and the story says that Brigadier Jones took a leave of absence from the hospital until 6pm on that day, so that he could be present for their wedding.
This is one of the many stories during the First World War, or during any war for that matter, that proves one fundamental truth. That love can bloom even, if not more so, in the battlefield.
Audio recording by Leo Mitrakos (Volunteer), Edinburgh.
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