History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

11 November, 2012

Remembrance Day

Another in the series of portraits of soldiers of the First World War, for the 94th anniversary of Armistice Day. The Imperial War Museum is now doing their own "Faces of the First World War", posting one a day (here); these are all drawn from that collection. For an image focus I've kept captions minimal, but many contributors have added loads of information in the IWM posts, so do follow the links.


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Lieutenant William Hamo Vernon, from Kent, killed October 7, 1916, aged 21.  Source



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Captain W. M. L. Escombe, from Kent. Source



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Private Frank Joseph Butterworth of Queensland, Australia, killed August 4, 1916, aged 22. Source




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Lieutenant William Murray Dobie, from Chester, killed April 9, 1916, aged 20. Source



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Private Percy Greaves, from Lancashire, killed 13-15 November 1916, aged 23. Source



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Lietenaunt Edwin Cecil Nepean, from Hertfordshire, killed October 4, 1918. Source



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Private Gordon Etheridge, from Newfoundland, reported missing July 1, 1916, aged 24. Source



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Private Herbert James Underhill, from Kent, killed August 29, 1916, aged 24. Source


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Lance Corporal Frederick William Holmes, VC, from London. Source



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Private Thomas Mason, from Huntingdonshire, England, killed in the Battle of the Somme aged 23. Source


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Private Jack Lee, from Australia, killed May 3 1917, aged 22. Source


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Private Ambrose O'Neill, from Newfoundland, killed April 22, 1917, aged 29. Source



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2nd Lieutenant David Lyon Scott, from Aberdeen, killed April 9 1917, aged 23. Source


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2nd Lieutenant John Aganoor, from Sussex (with a father from Persia, interestingly), killed September 15, 1916, in the Battle of the Somme, aged 25. Source


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Private Reginald Roy Inwood, VC, from Adelaide Australia. Source


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Captain David Wescott Brown, a poet from Bedfordshire, reported missing at the Battle of the Somme, aged 23. Source (do read the comments-- someone has posted a poem Brown wrote)


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Lieutenant G G Ellis, from London. Source


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Private Edwin Ackroyd, from Lancashire, killed during the Battle of the Somme, aged 30. Source


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Gunner Thomas Harold Burton, from Nottingham, killed March 1918 aged 22. Source




Also in the spirit of remembrance, I reccomend this set of pictures, fifty-one years later and yet not very different: Faces of the American Dead in Vietnam: One Week's Toll

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another good post...very moving.

Bronwyn said...

I am crying as I look at this post.

Honeysuckelle said...

So sad to see photos of all these handsome men who died way too young.

<3Honeysuckelle

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