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Shell Cases


Shell cases

The large ornate trench art shellcases (75mm) were brought back from France by Ada Le Poidevin, who served there with the Salvation Army with the BEF, from 1917 to 1919. These cases are approximately 13ins (33 cm) tall.

She also brought back the smaller shell cases (37mm). They stand approximately 5ins (13 cm) high, and are clearly marked with the name of the town of Arras, where Ada was stationed with the Salvation Army War Graves Visitation Service until 1923.


Picture by kind permission of Liz Walton (niece).