Generous act of kindness in aftermath of Dunkirk was rewarded with rare tea set gift

Generous act of kindness in aftermath of Dunkirk was rewarded with rare tea set gift
 

In the immediate aftermath of the Dunkirk evacuation in June 1940, Gillingham tailor Arthur Shephard was returning from a trip to Dorchester when he pulled over in his Austin 10 to offer a ride to a bedraggled young soldier thumbing a lift to get back to his barracks in Warminster.
As a veteran of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign of the First World War, Arthur recognised a kindred spirit in desperate need of assistance. The young soldier, who was soaked to the skin, was among thousands who had been evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk just a few hours earlier. He had landed somewhere on... read more

 
20 January 2018 in Regional East, Views: 40
Share:
 




News Widget for Webmasters


Realtime News

 

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31