Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

For Lily & Walter

357th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, formed Hartlepool, January 21, 1917.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Posing for a photograph

Group of soldiers including a sergeant (three stripes) and two corporals (two stripes) - the cap badges look like they're from one of the Staffordshire regiments. I can't make out whether they're North Staffs (Prince of Wales feathers above the knot) or South Staffs (crown above the knot).

Friday, 15 August 2014

Unknown soldier and wife

I'm unable to decipher the photographer's details on the left-hand edge of the card. The soldier's cap has the King's Shropshire Light Infantry badge.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Monday, 11 August 2014

Wound stripe

Unknown soldier with wound stripe on left sleeve; portrait by A. Windsor-Spice, Landscape & Portrait Photographer, Uckfield.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Unknown soldier 1

I'm marking 100 years since the start of WW1 by posting a series of photographs of unknown British soldiers. Some, like this one, give details of the photographer and/or the photographic studio where the photograph was taken but most do not.

Portrait by Thirlwell & Co., Photographers, Stockton, Middlesboro, West Hartlepool, Newcastle, Darlington, & Bishop Auckland.