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Frank Mather in his World War I uniform.

Frank Mather was a sapper in the Royal Engineers in the First World War and served on the Somme. He was too old for the Second World War but did join the Home Guard, which was formed as a last line of defence in Britain during the second war, composed mainly of the elderly, and the young and those on reserved occupations for the war effort. He was a lieutenant and used to bring unexploded incendiary bombs home, which had fallen when he was on night duty. The last one he brought home was an incendiary with the addition of an explosive head timed to go off a minute or two after the magnesium had ignited and people were about to smother the bomb with sand.


Owner/SourceBrian Mather
DateAbt 1917
File nameFrank Mather WWI Sapper Uniform.jpg
File Size191.87k
Dimensions388 x 525
Linked toFrank MATHER

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