Friday, September 28, 2012

Kraftfahrer in München

Motor drivers for the German Army wore leather tunics and pants to protect them from the weather. This driver has on a leather greatcoat for addition warmth in the winter months. On his belt he has a Model 1912 Map Case and Model 1909 Ammunition Pouches. Photographed by Max Höfele in München.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

British Wounded

A group of British wounded with some hospital staff. There are two members of the Queen Alexandra Imperial Military Nursing Service(2nd row), one from the Voluntary Aid Detachment (3rd row left) and a Red Cross Nurse (3rd row right). This picture by Viner & Co., Bath.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sincerelry Yours Bernard

Bernard was with the Army Service Corps. He is wearing Khaki Drill which would place him away from the Western Front.

Friday, September 21, 2012

HMS New Zealand

Three sailors from the HMS New Zealand. An Indefatigable class battlecruiser, she was part of the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet. This card has a French back so this may have been taken when the ship visited Brest in February 1914.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Chas in the Rapid Electric Studio Co. in Chatham. At the time of this photo the HMS Trent, renamed the HMS Pembroke, was serving at the shore barracks at Chatham.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

British Army Entering Cologne

The British Army entered Cologne in December 1918. These three images were taken at that time. The Royal Scots and the British Calvary marching through the city and finally the Calvary in formation outside of the Cologne Cathedral. The British Army of the Rhine was established in March 1919 and was headquartered in Cologne.

Monday, September 17, 2012


A nice portrait of A Royal Engineer in Cairo. Taken at Shoucair & Co.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Some members of The Royal Warwickshire Regiment with a cat and small child somewhere in England. They could possibly be from the 2nd Battalion. Written on either side of the doors behind them is "Transport TRWR 2".

Thursday, September 13, 2012

West Yorkshire Regiment

13 members of the The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). The soldier on the far right was lucky or unlucky depending on how you look at it. He was wounded twice (unlucky) but is still fit for duty (lucky).

Ross Rifle

At the start of the war the Canadian Infantryman was equipped with the Ross Rifle. It did not do well in the trenches, frequently jamming because of the dirt and mud. By 1916 it was replaced in combat by the Lee-Enfield and used for training in Canada and England.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Flags of Freedom

A Canadian soldier at the studio of Jos. Grenier of Montreal. Some of the flags in this group date this photo after October 1917. The United States entering the war on April 6, 1917. Cuba declared war the next day and Guatemala about two weeks later. Brazil, whose flag is barely visible in the upper left corner, declared war on Germany on October 26, 1917. The latest of all the countries represented here to join the Allies.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sherwood Foresters

20 of the 33 battalions raised by the Sherwood Foresters served overseas so there is a 60% chance that this soldier saw action. This photo was taken by R. Liddle Elliott of New Washington.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Shorncliffe Camp

This photo was taken by G. Marsh of Folkestone. The Canadians trained at Shorncliffe Camp there.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital

The 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital was located at Dartford. I have no clue if this soldier was on staff or a patient there.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

With and Without His Service Cap

Here are two images of the same soldier taken with and without his Dienstmütze, or service cap. He amazingly held the exact same pose in both photos despite removing his cap and moving location. Even the wrinkles in his Bluse have not seemed to move.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

8th Field Ambulance

Three members of the Canadian 8th Field Ambulance. Most likely taken between the end of the war and their return to Canada in April of 1919. I am stumped as to why the word L'Huile (the oil) is written on the back.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Three German Officers

Three German Officers posing next to a dugout in a Pine forest. Two of the are Iron Cross recipients.