There’s nothing better than being able to put faces to names and often the only time this can be done is if someone has (very kindly) written the name of the individual on the back of a photo. Sometimes however the back is blank and I’m left with a photo of a person who doesn’t look familiar but somehow knew one of my relatives.
This was the case recently when crammed in a tin amongst other photos was a blue envelope. Safely tucked within this envelope were photo upon photo of soldiers who fought during World War I who, I assumed, were mates of my Great Grandfather, Charles Victor Barratt. I wanted to know who they were. I wanted to know what happened to them during the war and I especially wanted to know whether they’d survived. Without even the smallest clue it looks as though it could be an impossible task. So, I’ve decided to utilise the broad reach of the internet and I’m hoping that perhaps someone out there will stumble across my blog and recognise a photo of a solider.
If you happen to recognise any one of these faces, please do not hesitate to let me know.