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From a friend -..

"There's a girl whose hair I have. Literally. She was the first civilian killed in the Battle of Saarburg at the beginning of the Great War. It was a French/German affair so little known here.

"Lucie was killed by a shell splinter. Her hair was then used as a decorative memorials.

Any further information would be much appreciated

 

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Apologies I forgot the most important information, she was

 

Lucie Reichheld 1897-1914 'Saarburg'

 

Hair memorial keepsake image.jpg

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15 hours ago, bobpike said:

"Lucie was killed by a shell splinter. Her hair was then used as a decorative memorials.

Any further information would be much appreciated

 

Hi Bob,

Lovely to meet you on Gallipoli back in 2019

re your question - have you seen this

https://gw.geneanet.org/samibis?lang=en&iz=2&p=lucie&n=reichheld

 

Keep well & very best regards

Michael

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Thank you Michael indeed it was. Hopefully we shall go there this year if the world returns to normal1

Interesting on poor Lucie,

Robert

 

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Steviebullsatatter

These  memorial/keepsake items...not sure if I like it or find it repulsive. 

They always seem to creep me out.

The one thing that is very important though if I might just err on a positive is that it keeps her memory alive and that is a good thing. 

 

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