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Job William White's bible.

This story starts with a gentleman named John Bennett  buying an old bible in a charity shop about 10 years ago (2006). Some years later his daughter found an article in the South Wales Argus which published a story aboy Job and John decided that it was time to return the bible back to the family.

Private Job William White was killed on that fareful day during the 2nd Battle of Ypres that took the lives of about 230 men from the three battalions of the Monmouthshire regiments on the 8th May 1915. Newport lost over 80 men on this day, the greatest amount of men to be lost in a single day from any Welsh town or city.  In the photo below of the men of the 1st Bn. Mons, Job can be seen highlighted at the front.

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John then managed to contack Philip Martin a relative of Job's and eventually a hundred years after Job's death, his bible was returned to his family.

 

                                       

 

 

Shaun McGuire 2008