Decipher Family Photographs: Photograph of a private soldier
Photograph of a private soldier
This is Isaac Rosenberg (an artist and a poet), who served as a private in the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment (you can see the distinctive lion cap badge). Although roughly the same age as Lt. Wilfred Owen, you can immediately see the difference between an officer and a soldier. The private's Service Dress tunic is loose fitting - if it fits at all! It has a turned down collar, and patches at the shoulder to cope with the extra wear from the kick of the rifle.
Decipher Family Photographs
Unlock the clues in your family photographs from the Great War (1914-1918) to enrich your family history and discover new leads to offical documents from: uniforms; cap badges; shoulder titles; medal ribbons; badges (overseas service, unit insignia, weapons proficiency), as well as equipment. Includes links to other websites and offers some suggested reading.
Created by Alun Edwards.