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Shell Casing RC House
Decorative shell casings from the Somme
two highly decorated shell casings, 18 pounders, one engraved Somme and one engraved Albert, dated 1916. example of trench art.
Sergeant Robert Charles House in Army Service Corps,March 1883 - January 1904 (discharged) served Aldershot, England; Curragh, Kildare Ireland; Egypt 1885; South Africa 1899 - 1902 he did not serve in WWI but received these highly decorated shell casings from a friend who had served at the Somme, and they have been passed down to his grandson