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Cigarette Box saved his life
1 Glass covered box containing: - 3 WWI medals - 1 International Football League Winners medal (British Team) - 1 Cigarette box and three bullets 1 Photograph of Hugh McPherson of Gordon Highlanders exchanged after release from war camp 1 Photograph of Royal Irish Rifles (bottom row, third left) 1 Cigarette box presented to troops at Christmas 1914 1 Piece of material of Royal Irish Rifles emblem made by prisoners
Arthur Hade was my Grandfather. After the war he was released and became a prison warden. He trained as a carpenter, made coffins and worked for Pierpoint. The cigarette box saved his life at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle on the 26th of October 1914. He was captured as a Prisoner of War in Neuve Chapeele and held at the Prisoner of war camp in Alten Grabow.