The images above relate to my family and my ongoing interest in local First World War history, particularly local memorials.  They are:

  • A photograph of my grandfather who  served in the Cadet Corps at his school during the First World War
  • A newspaper cutting about a relative Ewart Preece
  • Farrier badges from Ewart’s uniform
  • Buttons from Ewart’s uniform
  • His medal ribbons, identity discs and collar dogs
  • As above
  • The Salvation Army band great-grandfather was in during the war years
  • 4th King’s Shropshire Light Infantry group photo with Walter Atherton
  • The Wellington Journal’s account of Charles Atherton
  • Walter Atherton’s headstone
  • Walter Atherton (centre) with his KSLI battalion
  • Hanwood war memorial (various views)
  • Postcards from the time (various)
  • Handkerchief from France embroidered with a butterfly and the allied flags
  • Walter Atherton’s medal index card