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William Stringer

Various photographs of contributor's grandfather, William Stringer, who joined the 20th Hussars on Aug. 4th, 1914. Also various postcards, including woven silk postcards from members of her family.
Certificate of Employment Photographs of William Stringer Photograph of Albert Mellor (donor's Great Uncle who died in the war) Photographs of William Stringer's brothers - John and George Family photo album Three woven silk postcards from Albert Mellor (donor's Great Uncle, her Grandmother's Uncle)

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Michael Payne

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Europeana 1914-1918

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UGC

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europeana19141918:agent/e81bed8678edc2a6f190d2947731183f

Date

1914
1918

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Story

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eng
English

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Europe

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Europeana 1914-1918

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Europeana 1914-1918

Year

1918
1914

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2020601_Ag_ErsterWeltkrieg_EU

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1914

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1918

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mul

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William Stringer | europeana19141918:agent/59b4775050802a615c31c4cce44a2daf
Michael Payne | europeana19141918:agent/e81bed8678edc2a6f190d2947731183f

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