Private Richard Collins, 12th (Bermondsey) Battalion East Surrey Regiment
Service Number: 12906 (Later 12234, 1st Irish Guards)
Born: 9 August 1899, Brentford, Middlesex
Enlisted, at the age of 19, in August 1915 with the 12th (Bermondsey) Battalion East Surrey Regiment, earning the qualification of 1st …
Corporal Gontran De Tournoüer, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, Australian Imperial Force.
Service Number: 109
Born: 27 August 1885, Vendome, France.
Died: 13 July 1929 (aged 43), Queensland, Australia.
Content: This article contains a cartoon, a product of the time, which includes negative stereotypes of a people and its …
Lance Corporal Gilbert Tom Webster 26th Battalion (Bankers) Royal Fusiliers
Service Number: 19799
Born: 17 July 1886, Bilston, Staffordshire
Died: 21 June 1962 (aged 75)
Tom Webster by Howard Coster, National Portrait Gallery, Public Domain. Better known as Tom Webster, and one of the more well-known names to …
Private Charles "Chas" William Holt, 16th (Chatsworth Rifles) Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment
Service Number: 26643
Born: 7 February 1880, St Mary, Nottingham
Died: 14 January 1954 (aged 73)
A son of a wheelwright, on 9 September 1914, aged 34, Holt enlisted for three …
Figure 1. The Outpost, 1 March, 1918, p.175, British Library This is the first entry in an ongoing series documenting soldier-cartoonists of the First World War, including those who had contributions published in the magazine Blighty, those who contributed to Trench Journals and Unit magazines, and those who kept …
Figure 1. Blighty, 14 June 1916, p.1. Blighty: A Budget of Humour From Home, was a charitable ‘soldiers-newspaper’ that ran between May 1916 and March 1919 (and later became a short-lived mainstream publication until its bankruptcy in 1921). In the foreword for the first issue, the origin of the magazine was …