Christmas Gifts

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Today’s image shows the contents of a comfort parcel sent to the soldiers in December 1914 by Princess Mary.

ww1 gift to soldiers

The parcel contained a tin, a card and some tobacco (which is still in this tin) and was sent to Arthur Robert Scott, Sarah’s great-grandfather (the cross was his own and stored in the tin), who served in France from August 1914 until being wounded at the Battle of Arras in 1916.