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Metal amulet in the shape of a soldier, United Kingdom, 1914-1918

Amulets were worn for protection. This amulet was worn by a private in the Middlesex Regiment in the British army during the First World War. Unfortunately we do not know who this soldier was and if he survived First World War. The first British soldier to lose his life in the First World War was from this regiment.

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    Glossary: protection

    The act or instance of warding off a threat, or preserves somone or something from injury or harm.

    Glossary: amulet

    Small object or piece of jewellery worn as a protecting charm to ward off ill health and bad luck.