The National Egg Collection

Title in English
An egg for Gunner Dixey

Description
My mother, Nancy Steele, was born in Woodstock near Oxford and was aged 12 when the war started. She and her sisters collected eggs for the National Egg Collection scheme throughout the war; the eggs were sent to sick and injured soldiers in hospital. I believe the girls would put their names and addresses on the eggs and mother received two letters from one of the recipients, a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery called Arthur William Dixey. At the end of the war, my mother received a certificate for collecting the eggs. I am still amazed that at that time, the eggs travelled to France and arrived unbroken!

Summary description of items
National Egg Collection certificate of honour for Miss Nancy Steele of Woodstock; 2 letters from Gunner Dixey to Nancy Steele.

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ID
19892
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Number of items
4
Person 1
Nancy Steele
Born: January 26, 1902 in Woodstock Oxfordshire
Person 2
Arthur Dixey
Died: October 22, 1917 in Belgium
Language
English
Keywords
Artillery, Home Front, Medical
Front
Western Front
Location
Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Contributor
Susan Partridge
Licence
http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
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