30) Tatty Original WW1 HMHS Grantully Castle Compliments Box Given to Wounded Service men Gallipoli etc

WW1 Hospital Ship gift box to wounded servicemen

SKU: WWW20171

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£40.00

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30) A fairly Tatty but original small WW1 Card box measuring 4 1/4 inches X 4 inches X 2 inches deep. Marked H.M.A.G. “Grantully Castle” and reaing With Compliments of the Union-Castle Line and their best wishes for your speedy recovery. Owen Philips Chairman. The ship was used as a troop carrier from 1914 and in 1915 to deliver troops to Gallipoli and was then used as HMHS (His Majesty Hospital Ship). This box would have been given out to wounded service men. we are not sure what it would have contained? The lid is tatty and dirty but the label is intact and clear. the end flaps are in place but side flaps gone. the base is again tatty but good and strong. This must be a pretty rare survivor.

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Weight 0.25 kg

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