• Pincushion made by a soldier during the First World War

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This was made by Private Brinley Rhys Edmunds of Dunraven Street, Barry, as a gift for his mother. It features the insignia of The Welsh Regiment and their motto, which means 'Better Death than Dishonour'.Binley died in France on 5 September 1918, aged 19, while serving with the Durham Light Infantry. He originally enlisted with the Welsh Regiment, but was discharged for being underage in 1915.This heart shaped 'sweetheart' pincushion is covered with cotton and filled with sawdust. It's decorated with glass pins and paper decoupage showing the crest of the 41st & 69 Foot Welch Regiment. It's trimmed with a cream coloured woollen braid. Accession number: F78.247.29

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