Special Note: Just 400 have been produced
On the 29th of October he was wounded while dressing the wounds of Private Tagge a fellow soldier, shrapnel entered his right side, twelve inches in up to his shoulder blade and came to rest on his right lung. After he was sent to Swansea Hospital where they operated, removing the shrapnel. He was given a home posting after his recovery, as a successful recruiting sergeant in his native Wales.
This set has been a special project between jjDesigns and The Tin Shed Museum in Laugharne. It has been produced to honour a local hero, and support the museum. Laugharne is a small coastal town in West Wales, 20 minutes drive from Carmarthen. It is most notably known as the home of Dylan Thomas, and the inspiration for his work "Under Milk Wood"
The Tin Shed Museum was set up in 2011, by Andrew Isaacs and Seimon Pugh-Jones.
Andrew was an armourer and Seimon a photographer. Seimon's camera work has taken him into the realms of staff photographer for an American War Magazine (Armchair General) and has seen him work on many historical features such as "Band Of Brothers".
For further information, email Seimon at firstname.lastname@example.org
John Jenkins was born and brought up in Carmarthen, and had worked for many years as a Designer in Welsh language TV and Theatre. Seimon and he had never worked together, but both were aware of each other's abilities. It was John's eldest sister Sarah, who finally introduced the two Carmarthen boys, and suggested that they work together to design and produce a figure of W.C Fuller, to commemorate the local VC winner from Laugharne.
The set #100 of this Limited Edition set, will be presented to Seimon and Andrew, at the London Toy Soldier Show, 7th June 2014.
The Medium Mark A Whippet was a British tank of World War I. It was intended to complement the slower British heavy tanks by using its relative mobility and speed in exploiting any break in the enemy lines. Possibly the most successful British tank of World War I, the Whippet was responsible for more German casualties than any other British tank of the war. Whippets later took part in several of the British Army's postwar actions, notably in Ireland and North Russia.
At Bapaume, on the 28 August 1918 the Whippet "Caeser II" was under the command of Lt C.H.Sewel , who was to be awarded the V.C. He dismounted from his tank to rescue the crew of another Whippet that had overturned and caught fire, he succeeded ,but was killed in the process and awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for his bravery.