Clifford Sainsbury of Ebbw Vale, Papers

Summary Information

Gwent Archives
Sainsbury, Clifford, 1906-1973, of Ebbw Vale
Clifford Sainsbury of Ebbw Vale, Papers
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Biographical/Historical note

Clifford Sainsbury was born on 19th June 1906 in Llanhilleth, the son of George William Sainsbury and Harriet Sainsbury. He married Violet Rogers in 1931 and they had children, Brinley born 1932 and Eileen 1940. Clifford enlisted in the Royal Artillery in 1941 and served as a Driver Gunner (service no. 1818890) with the Eighth Army in Egypt. He was reposted to the L.A.A. (Light Anti-Aircraft regiment of the Royal Artillery) in May 1943. He was awarded the Africa Star with 8th Army Clasp, Italy Star, Defence Medal, and War Medal 1939-1945. At the outbreak of the war, Mr. Sainsbury had been employed at the Pickling Plant in the Ebbw Vale Steelworks of Richard Thomas & Baldwins Ltd., and he returned to his employment at the steelworks after the war ended. He died in 1973.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of 2 items: a letter addressed to Mr. Sainsbury on his return to work after the Second World War, and a photograph of him on war sevice.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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Conditions Governing Access note

There are no restrictions on access.

Conditions Governing Use note

Usual copyright conditions apply.

Appraisal note

All records have been retained.

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Other Finding Aids note

Copies of finding aids are available at Gwent Archives.

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Collection Inventory

 D6262/1 Letter from E.H. Lever (Chairman, Richard Thomas & Baldwins Limited) to Mr. C.Sainsbury ('Ex-Gunner L.A.A. R.A.') at RTB Ebbw Vale Works, welcoming Mr. Sainsbury on his return to the Company's service and his 'release from the Fighting Forces'. The letter reflects on the war and the task of reconstruction in which the Company will have an important part to play. 22 Mar 1946   1.0 item

 D6262/2 Photograph of Clifford Sainsbury in uniform, on war service in Egypt during the Second World War. (Incorporated in photo: photographs of 3 other family members - all 4 named on back as 'Dad, Mam, Bryn & Eileen'.) Back of photograph (in postcard format) is inscribed 'Love from Daddy.' There are also several pencilled words on the back of the card which are mainly impossible to decipher, with the exception of 'N.Wind' [North Wind]. [undated]    1.0 item