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Predicate Object 10 Oct 1998 1998-10-10T00:00:00.000Z 1998-10-10T00:00:00.000Z 1998.63.4 [gift of] Mrs Shirley Foster 2002-04-18T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-08-05T00:49:34.478Z Pou Kanohi 70 casualties/wars razor received with calico holdall containing personal effects of 28007 Private Charles Brian Taylor (2nd Battalion Auckland Infantry Regiment) to his mother Mrs Mary Elizabeth Taylor - his next of kin - following his death in March 1918. Brian Taylor was killed in action, in France on 30 March 1918 and was buried at the Euston Road Military Cemetery, Colincamps, on the Somme. His brother George Barnard Russell Taylor was killed three and a half months earlier and was buried at the Menin Road South Military Cemetery near Ypres. After Mrs Taylor's death the holdall was passed on to Brian's sister, Deborah Pitts Taylor (Mrs Spencer), who had also served during WW1 as an ambulance driver based at Brockenhurst Hospital, UK. razor and case: part of personal effects 28007 CB Taylor, kia, WW1 Contained in calico holdall containing personal effects of Private C.B. Taylor, Auckland Infantry Regiment, killed in action in France on 30/3/1918. Kept by family as a memento. folding blade of stainless steel; black plastic handle; red [imitation] leather case with slip-on lid; marked with gilt lettering markings: trademark on razor & on case: OLD FAITHFUL Registered Trademark makers name on razor & on case: A.J.JORDAN, Sheffield, England razor, cut throat (and case)
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