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A photo of Harold Martin Rex Norton
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Harold Martin Rex Norton
around 1922 - Mar 24, 1945
A photo of Herbert James Graham Gilmour
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Herbert James Graham Gilmour
Aug 2, 1883 - Sep 19, 1914
A photo of Herbert James Graham Gilmour
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Herbert James Graham Gilmour
Aug 2, 1883 - Sep 19, 1914
A photo of Herbert James Graham Gilmour
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Herbert James Graham Gilmour
Aug 2, 1883 - Sep 19, 1914
A photo of John Duval Clarke, born in Bethesda 7th December 1894, later moved to Bangor. Second son of Amilius and Ellen Clarke of High St Bangor. Prior to WW1 he was serving his apprenticeship in Coventry at the Humber Engineering Works who made bicycles. He enlisted in Birmingham on 17th September 1914 and was sent to the Dardanelles Where he was shot and died the following day from a gunshot wound to his head. He was just 20 years old.
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John Duval Clarke
Dec 7, 1894 - Jun 7, 1915
Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom
A photo of Winston Churchill
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Winston Churchill
Nov 30, 1874 - Jan 24, 1965
A photo of Winston Churchill
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Winston Churchill
Nov 30, 1874 - Jan 24, 1965
A photo of Winston Churchill
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Winston Churchill
Nov 30, 1874 - Jan 24, 1965
A photo of William A. Granger, UK astronomer and husband of Ethel Granger, the Guinness Book of World Records holder of the world's smallest waist at 13 inches.
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William A. Granger
1904 - 1974
Image originally uploaded by Anthony Schuck. I hope you don't mind that I retouched your photo.
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Harold Edward Pitt
Sep 8, 1884 - Feb 2, 1915
A photo of Harold Edward Pitt
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Harold Edward Pitt
Sep 8, 1884 - Feb 2, 1915
A photo of Harold Edward Pitt
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Harold Edward Pitt
Sep 8, 1884 - Feb 2, 1915
A photo of George Herbert Kerr
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George Herbert Kerr
Jan 9, 1885 - 1963
"Uncle Endall" Grand Parade Photographic Saloon St Leonards On Sea. Sussex. "70 years old this day Sep 16 1863" Inscription hand written on back.
A photo of Cain Rothera
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Cain Rothera
March 1894 - Oct 27, 1918
Keighley, England, United Kingdom
The Great War was three years old when this U.S. contingent arrived at Wellington Barracks, in London, in 1917 before heading out to the front The Yanks have arrived.
A photo of George Outram who was NOT enlisted in the army. He wore a uniform so that if captured by the Germans he would not be shot as a spy. He was a lighterman, a freight hauler. He married Margaret (Mag) Charlotte Constable (1871-1932) on Christmas Day 1889 at St Paul’s Church, Bow Common, which stood on the site of the modern St Paul’s with St Luke’s Church, at the junction of Burdett Rd and St Paul’s Way. After service in the Merchant Navy, George became a lighterman, and he and Mag had ten children. He was born in 1870 and died in Mile End Hospital in April 1938, aged sixty-eight.
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In a remarkable example of wartime honesty, Capt Robert Campbell, 29, kept his promise to the Kaiser by returning to the German prison, a historian has discovered. The soldier promised to return to POW camp after a visit with dying Mom. Capt Campbell had languished in the Magdeburg prisoner of war camp for two years when he received word that his mother, Louise Campbell, had cancer and was close to death. He wrote to Kaiser Wilhelm II, begging to be allowed home to visit her one final time. And incredibly, the German leader granted his request, allowing him two weeks leave, including two days traveling each way by boat and train, as long as he returned. The only bond he placed on him was Capt Campbell's “word” as an Army officer. The young soldier returned to his family home in Gravesend, Kent, in December 1916 and spent time with his mother before returning to the camp, where he was held until the war ended in 1918.
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Robert Campbell
Born: 1885
A photo of an unknown girl in England - "Come down kitty"? She might be looking for a cat. Mostly likely she wants the squirrel to come down and play
A photo of Kathleen Doreen Parnell
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Kathleen Doreen Parnell
Mar 24, 1928 - Oct 4, 2013
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
A photo of Eric Charles Wright with daughter Linda Wright
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Eric Charles Wright
Sep 21, 1929 - Jan 13, 2014
Taken in the late 1860's or early 1870's at the West Riding Lunatic Asylum located in West Yorkshire England in a city called Wakefield. It is unknown what this patient might have suffered from at the time. Up through the 1900s people suffering from mental conditions were often restrained using apparatus such as this in asylums both in European and USA..
A photo of a newspaper report about Lt. Alfred Ernest Tuckwell
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Alfred Ernest Tuckwell
Mar 28, 1919 - Jun 13, 1941
A photo of Alfred Ernest Tuckwell
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Alfred Ernest Tuckwell
Mar 28, 1919 - Jun 13, 1941
A photo of Walter Henry Alfred Hayns
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Walter Henry Alfred Hayns
around 1919 - Nov 25, 1941
A photo of George Vanda Paul Barnett
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George Vanda Barnett
Mar 19, 1915 - 1997
A photo of Jane Bailey
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Jane Bailey
Mar 31, 1849 - May 11, 1936
A photo of Charles James Millea
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A photo of Martha Ann Vincent
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Martha Ann (Vincent) Millea
Nov 25, 1880 - Nov 3, 1956
A photo of Ernest & Martha Millea. My grandparents at the seaside
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Martha Ann (Vincent) Millea
Nov 25, 1880 - Nov 3, 1956
A photo of Gracie Fields
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Gracie Fields
Jan 9, 1898 - Sep 27, 1979
A photo of Queen Victoria of the British Empire - smiling! Born in 1819, photography became available to the masses (and popular) during her reign. Victoria died in 1901 at the age of 81.
A recently discovered color photo of King Edward VII, son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He reigned from Victoria's death in 1901 until his death in 1910.
A photo of William Leonard Helmore
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William Leonard Helmore
around 1900 - Oct 14, 1939
A photo of Martha A. Howell, married Gatehouse Kent UK
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Violet Morene (1886-1955) British stage actress born in St Pancras, London as Violet Lillian Harrison Brown to parents Joseph Harrison Brown (1861-1946) and Louisa Hoskins (1861-1938). She married corsetier, Charles Frederick Warren (1872-) in 1904. They had one son, Jack Stanley Warren (1905-1988) and separated acrimoniously in 1912. She died in Horsham, Sussex 1955 aged 69.
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A photo of Sarah Jones
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Sarah Jones
Sep 23, 1837 - Sep 15, 1916
A photo of Samuel Wilson Higgins
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Samuel Wilson Higgins
Apr 4, 1835 - Mar 30, 1901
Unknown British Soldier - looking to be reunited with his family or regiment. From his uniform and cap badge he was in the 'Honourable Artillery Company' (HAC) unit of the British Army.
A photo of Henrietta Julia Attrill with her children in London prior to sailing to Australia
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