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The Worcestershire Soldier - World War 1 - Body Armour - Click on image to Go Back
First World War Body Armour

This is a set of First World War body armour, used by the British Army. It has curved metal plates for the chest and the back, and was supposed to protect snipers and other vulnerable soldiers by stopping or deflecting bullets. Unfortunately, the metal is very thin, and probably would not have stopped a direct hit. Also, the metal curves in to the middle, so any bullet hitting in the centre of the armour would have been deflected inwards!

This set belonged to Private A. W. Tunkiss of the 1/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. He used it in France in 1916. He was wounded in action on the 5th November 1916, and discharged from the Army the following March.

 
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Room 1

Introduction
Special Exhibition Area
The Regiment Today
Medals

Room 2
The Early Years
Militia and Local Volunteers
The Yeomanry, 1794-1899
The Napoleonic Wars
The Regiment, early 19thC
The Sikh Wars, 1845-49
Room 3
The Regiment, late 19th C
The Boer War
The Yeomanry in WW1
The Regiment in WW1
Victoria Cross Winners
Room 4
The Inter-war Years
The Yeomanry in WW2
The Regiment in WW2
The Postwar Years
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