Our second object of the week is a little unusual in that it isn’t actually part of our museum collection yet! This wonderful collection of medals, photographs and other ephemera belonging to Private W.H. Gunn will be auctioned on the 24th January and we are hoping to raise enough money to be able to bring the collection to Hertford Museum to become part of the Hertfordshire Regiment Collection.
Walter Gunn survived a gas attached during the First World War when he was a battalion runner and was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry. This collection also includes letters about the gas attach as well as Gunn’s cap badge, pay books, pocket watch and several photographs.
To help bring this collection to Hertford Museum we need YOUR help though and we are collecting donations online here. If you think you can help then please donate as soon as possible and we will let you know how we get on after the auction!
Any money left after we have purchased the collection, or if we are unsuccessful in our bid, will be put towards our First World War exhibition Hertford at War which will be on display from the end of September 2015.