Kirklees connection to historic war photo

A project that looks back at pictures associated with the First World War has added a new image to its collection courtesy of a Heckmondwike family. The picture shows a Royal Army Medical Corps soldier and his family.
A project that looks back at pictures associated with the First World War has added a new image to its collection courtesy of a Heckmondwike family. The picture shows a Royal Army Medical Corps soldier and his family.

A project that looks back at pictures associated with the First World War has added a new image to its collection courtesy of a Heckmondwike family.

Two years ago, ‘The Army Children of the First World War’ project was established by The Army Children Archive (TACA).

The project was launched as part of the First World War Centenary Partnership, led by IWM (Imperial War Museums).

The First World War Centenary Partnership is delivering a global programme of events and activities inspiring young and old to connect with the lives, stories and impact of the First World War.

Now they have received a new image to add to their collection – but want to see if there is any information our readers can share about the background of those in the picture.

The image was sent in originally by a Heckmondwike photographer.

A spokeswoman from TACA said: “As much as we know about the Royal Army Medical Corps soldier and his family in the photograph has been posted alongside it.

“However, it would be fascinating to learn more about them.”

For more details on the project, visit the website at: www.archhistory.co.uk or email claregibson@f2s.com.