Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Young Soldier's portrait by Henry Bray of Hemel Hempstead

A Young Soldier, by Henry Bray
Hemel Hempstead
Henry James William Bray is of particular interest to me because he was one of a the photographers who had a studio at 15 Alexandra Road, Hemel Hempstead, next door to the house where my mother lived during the First World War.

Unfortunately this young man is not identified and I cant make out the buttons to establish his unit, but Henry only came to Hemel Hempstead in late 1915 or 1916, so he was almost certainly not one of the soldiers covered by my book, The London Gunners Come to Town.

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