|Private Jesse Hill [WAVE: DX554]|
|Jesse's Small Book [WAVE: DX554]|
This is just one example of the importance of the archive in documenting the everyday lived experience of ordinary people and offers an invaluable resource in helping to connect young people with the past. Typically we often come away from the archive with more questions than answers and the case of Jesse Hill is no different. We do know however that there are surviving relatives who deposited the items at Wolverhampton Archives and we’re extremely grateful to them for sharing Jesse’s story, just as we are grateful to him for giving his life during this terrible conflict.
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