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Various emphemera from his time in the trenches including handbooks, dog tag, trench maps, spent bullets, matches etc.
Poignant time capsule trunk from the Great War rediscovered...
An incredible 'time capsule' trunk containing the personal effects of a tragic World War One officer that his grieving family shut away in 1918 has been unearthed - almost 100 years later.
The military items belonged to Second Lieutenant Charles Bodman, from Marshfield, Glos, who was killed three months before the end of the war in 1918.
After his death all his possessions, including his uniforms, caps, brass badges, detailed trench maps, orders, handbooks, photographs, German souveniers, letters, water bottles, lanyard and even spent bullets, were sent back to his widowed mother Sarah who locked them away in the trunk.