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Graham Lay Antiques Roadshow specialist with Frank's granddaughter, Sue Harris.<br />
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A football kicked by British Tommies as they advanced towards German trenches in World War One is to feature on the Antiques Roadshow where it will be valued at £15,000.<br />
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The tatty brown leather ball belonged to Sergeant Frank Edwards who hid it from his commanding officer by stuffing it up his tunic moments before going into battle.<br />
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He booted the ball into No Man's Land where the men from the London Irish Rifles fanned out like a line of forwards and passed it between themselves while under fire.<br />
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Sgt Edwards' granddaughter, Sue Morris, has taken the ball along to the Antiques Roadshow which will be broadcast on Sunday.