The pile of shrapnel which was inside of Ronald Brown and was only found when he was cremated. See SWNS story SWSHRAPNEL; A Second World War veteran’s cremation left behind a pile of SHRAPNEL that he never revealed was embedded in his leg for nearly 60 years. Brave Ronald Brown, who died aged 94 last week, had to crawl two miles to safety after stepping on a booby trap following the D-Day landings. Now his family has been presented with the bizarre keepsake from the explosion, after his cremation reduced everything but the bomb fragments to ash. Daughter, Jane Madden said her father told her there was a bullet in his knee from the war – never mentioning the pile of fragments.

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