2649 Driver Walter Henry Farrell of the 2nd Divisional Signals Company, with the unit mascot, a ...

Unit Signals
Place Europe: France
Accession Number P01835.014
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative
Place made France
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

2649 Driver Walter Henry Farrell of the 2nd Divisional Signals Company, with the unit mascot, a rooster named 'Jack' or 'Jackie', perched on his shoulder. Members of the unit had brought the animal from Egypt in 1916 when it was still a chick. They found 'Jack' a better guard than a dog, as he attacked any stranger who entered the unit lines.

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