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Frank Edwards who joined the London Irish Rifles at the out break of World War One.
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.
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.
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.
Sgt Edwards' granddaughter, Sue Morris, has taken the ball along to the Antiques Roadshow which will be broadcast on Sunday.