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Date Made/Found: 1914-1918
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 1972.540k
This postcard was sent by Sapper Enoch Tennant Snr during the First World War to his wife Eliza. On the reverse, Enoch has written "To my dear wife, wishing you a Merry Christmas from behind the firing line". Before the war he worked as a miner near Eckington, just outside Sheffield. On 10 September 1915, he enlisted as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers, and served with the British Expeditionary Force from until April 1917. Enoch was part of the 185th Tunnelling Company, which included a lot of miners. They constructed defensive tunnels and also mined under enemy lines so that explosives could be planted. Enoch was wounded in March 1917 and was eventually discharged after being declared no longer fit for military service.
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