Nice photos, we must remember!
Thank you Phil...Yes we must remember.All the best. Aly
Important to not only remember but also learn...
Very true David...All the best. Aly
A powerful reminder 🙂
It is indeed Matt...In that picture my grandfather would have been younger than my own daughter is now... and I still think she is still a child who needs my fatherly guidance.All the best. Aly
Very poignant Aly.Middle row right...Gordon's?
Thank you Stuart...Very possibly a Gordon... I am not sure about the collar badges... the post card unfortunately only says that he is a Morrison.The chap on the left middle row could well be an Argyle as many of my family were... his name is Alex Douglas.All the best. Aly
Wonderful photos Aly. Do you know how many of them survived?I had a great uncle on my father's side who served in the Royal Garrison Artillery, 4th (Highland) Mountain Brigade who was killed at Gallipoli.Six related men on my mother's side all served on the Western Front, and some later in Palestine, and who all went through the Somme and all survived the war to live long lives. A very distant relation wrote a book about them aptly titled "The Luck to Survive".
Thank you Mark..My grandfather of course survived...Middle row centre... Gilbert Clubb married my grandfather’s sister.Top row second left...John Porteous married my grandmother’s eldest sister...Unfortunately I don’t know what happened to the others though there are no comments on the back of the photos saying killed in action...so hopefully they all came home.All the best. Aly
A proud heritage and an important reminder. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Ed.All the best. Aly
You are very fortunate to have these Aly - I found three or four similar studio pictures of my grandfather about 40 years ago - had them in an album but unfortunately lost track of them around 30 years ago when I moved to NZ, my mum died and my dad sold our house a year or two later and got rid of loads of stuff - including the album - bummer!
Sadly it is the way with many family photos... people do not see the value in images of people they do not know....it’s not because they don’t care it is because they no longer have a connection...My mother still has photos of her side of the family... many of whom were regular soldiers... I don’t think she realises their value as a memoir of the past... I should really go ‘up north’ and raid the photo albums...All the best. Aly
Thank you Aly for your remembrance post. My great uncle was at Gallipoli before losing his life at Polygon Wood Sept 20 1917. "Lest We Forget".
Thank you Helen...Since I posted those photos my brother has sent me more pictures of my family on my mother’s side... including a photo of my great grandfather taken at the turn of the 20th century... he was a colour sergeant in the Argyles.I shall post them when I work out who’s who and when they were taken.All the best. Aly