A Crocus From Jerusalem

A Crocus from Jerusalem

The story of Corporal Frederick Gubbins in the Middle East in 1917.

Fred was a country boy who survived the sinking of the troopship Transylvania in a U-boat attack and marched with General Allenby’s Egyptian Expeditionary Force through the Holy Land to capture Jerusalem. One of his last acts before he was killed in action near the city was to send a dried crocus to his sister Irene. Fred was 19 years old.

All proceeds from A Crocus From Jerusalem go to a military charity, the Not Forgotten Association www.nfassociation.org / @nfassociation.

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