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WW2 items found in Cinderford

WW2 items, Cinderford

Terry wrote (Nov 2007): "Please find enclosed a pic of some of the items found during the refurbishment of a chapel in Cinderford.
The interesting cigarette packet was a laundry list. Sgt Galbraith No 1879866 was a member of the 129th Forestry Company Royal Engineers. They were billeted in the chapel before moving to a camp close to the Prisoner of War camp at Coleford. The list was for 1 shirt, 3 pairs of socks, 1 vest, 1 pants, and 1 towel. There is also an empty tin of boot polish. Amongst other items found was a dated 1941 newspaper, quite a few cigarette packets, a couple of small bells, a sermon from the 1930s and an Aero chocolate wrapper".

Heather Mumford added added (July 2009): "... Sgt Galbraith was my father who was William Wotherspoon Galbraith. He was born at Dunmore near Tarbert, Argyll. He married my mother Miss Joyce Elizabeth Thomas from Cinderford 1st Dec 1943. He had two daughters Heather and Angela and lived in Scotland and then returned to Cinderford in 1950 until his death in 1977"

Wendy Rowland added (April 2021): "... My mum was evacuated to Cinderford during WW2 and went to St White's school. Are there any photographs that you know of at all? She stayed with her grandparents Annie and George Wallace in a red brick house built by him. Her aunt was Muriel Powell who was from Cinderford ...".

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