Monday, November 11, 2013

Portraits of "forgotten" First World War casualties

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

The Military
As I am sure many of you are aware, a lot of people are working on projects related to the First World War. Many of the projects will concentrate on remembering those who died and one of the sad things about this research is that all too often there are no known photographs. Of course, as can be seen on the military pages of this site, there are plenty of photographs - but the names of the faces are lost.

Alfred Lord (1897-1917)
I was therefore delight that my picture of a 1914 house group at Haileybury has made it possible to provide James with a picture of Arthur Lord, who died in February 1917.

If you have any similar groups in Hertfordshire from the pre-war years where possible casualties are identified (schools, sports teams, territorials training, wedding groups, etc.) I am happy to publicise them - so that anyone googling for a portrait has a chance of finding them.

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