Razor from the First World War
This pocket razor was given to sergeant Alf Adams of the 7th Leicestershire Regiment just prior to going ‘over the top’ into action during the Battle of the Somme.
It was given to him by a comrade who felt he would not survive, and did, in fact, die in battle. Sergeant Adams put the razor in his breast pocket and during the action he was struck by an enemy bullet. The full force of the bullet was taken by the razor and his life was saved.
Loughborough War Memorial Museum
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Presented to the Museum by Mrs D Adams, widow of Sergeant Alf Adams.
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Page Last Updated: 13 May 2013