2582 Drum-Major John Adair, Scots Guards

Posted on: 14, January, 2018

The photograph above appeared in the Navy & Army Illustrated published on the 1st July 1899. The accompanying text reads, “Drum-Major John Adair has put in nearly thirty years’ service and, as will be seen by the medals that decorate his breast, has war service to his credit. He wears the medal and star for […]


2725 Sgt Joseph Gill, Loyal North Lancashire Regt

Posted on: 6, January, 2018

  2725 Cpl Joseph Gill was 32 years old when this photo was taken at Stendal PoW camp on the 2nd March 1917. He’d been a prisoner since he was captured at Ypres on the 8th November 1914 and he had already spent time in at least one other camp. Joseph Gill – wounded in […]


Sherwood Foresters cricketers 1908

Posted on: 1, January, 2018

This photograph of men of C Company, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, appeared in the Sherwood Foresters regimental annual for 1909. The regiment had taken the decision to publish a regimental annual in 1908 and, as noted in the foreword by Lt-General Smith-Dorrien, colonel of the regiment, this new publication followed on from the earlier “I’m […]

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