• Image of Alf & His Christmas Gift From Princess Mary

Private Alfred Anderson, 5th Black Watch, opens his Princess Mary Tin on Christmas Day 1914

Alf was the last surviving soldier who had served on Christmas Day 1914 & he recalled the silence of the day. He was also the last surviving member of the Old Contemptibles and the Black Watch.

In 2003 I had the great honour of meeting with him in his home and holding the Princess Mary tin in my hands – he used it to store his copy of the New Testament in that his Mother had given him on his last leave. He was a lovely chap & a true gentleman.


Open edition, artist signed print.

Print measures approximately 15cm x 21cm.

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