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Property from the Collection of David Gainsborough Roberts
Born in North Wales in 1888, T.E. Lawrence was a British scholar, writer and soldier. Soon after World War One started, he joined the British Army and was stationed in Egypt. In 1916 he was sent to Arabia where he mobilised the Arab Revolt and became liaison officer to the son of the Revolt's leader. He became internationally known as 'Lawrence of Arabia'. After the war, he served a brief spell as a diplomat before serving in both the RAF and The Tanks Corps in the 1920s and 1930s. Lawrence was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident after leaving the RAF in 1935.