Returning heroes

Huge numbers of men were killed in World War One but the majority of our soldiers, sailors and airmen did return home. In Market Lavington and Easterton a day in 1919 was made the welcome home day with a meal and a big group photograph. We have a framed copy of the photo.

Returning soldiers, sailors and airmen of World War One

Returning soldiers, sailors and airmen of World War One

It can be hard to photograph a picture under glass, particularly head on, but here’s a best attempt.

Can any be identified?

Can any be identified?

We can do a bit of a zoom on this – in two parts.image005

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The caption on the back of the frame gives one bit of information – but we are still unable to be certain as to which man in the photo it refers to.

The only name given with the photo

The only name given with the photo

19th from left, 2nd row from back is Thomas Maynard of the Coldstream Guards and Easterton

Any further information would be gratefully received.

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One Response to “Returning heroes”

  1. Jim Spencer Says:

    I think that the person fourth from right seated on the front row with white hat is my grandfather John William Hobbs. Husband of Emily Hobbs who used to run the Workmans Hall and later of Fern Cottage.

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