Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Australian Studios at Watford, World War 1

Taken at the Australian Studios
Some years ago I posted this card, of young soldiers, undoubtedly in connection with the First World War, who had been photographed at the Australian Studios, Watford. I asked if anyone could identify the soldiers (from their cap badges) or the studios, which were not listed in the trade directories available to me.

I have now heard from John, from Australia, saying the photographer was a James Henry Lawre(a)nce who had gone to Australia and New Zealand in search of gold, and having been successful returned to England. Interestingly it would seem that in a period of ten years he operated from 4 different addresses, 3 in Watford and one in Fulman.

The four men were possibly friends from Watford who joined up at the same time - so can you help - if only to identify their regiment. Other pictures from the Australian Studios would also be of interest.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Chris,
    These soldiers are dressing the typical AIF uniforms of WW1 - they would have a bandana supporting a belt which held their amunition when at war. I have no idea who they are. Meg in Qld Australia


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