W Armstrong - 2nd Coldstream Guards - Crawcrook

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    PURSE OF GOLD PRESENTED TO CRAWCROOK GUARDSMAN. Priave Wm. Armstrong, 2nd Coldstream Guards, who has been spending a few days furlogh at his home in Crawcrook, left for the Front again on Saturday night, and was given an enthusiastic send off. A procession of several hundred viallgers, headed by the Emma Colliery Silver Prize Band, marched to Ryton. Pte. Armstrong afterwards drove to Newcastle. Earlier in the evening Pte. Armstrong was guest at a smoking concert held at the Lamb's Arms Inn, and presented with a purse of gold from the inhabitants of Crawcrook and Emma. In returning thanks for the present, Pte. Armstrong said he had been simply carried away by the kindness shown to him on all hands. When he got back to the Front again he hoped to be able to account for a few more Germans. This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 7th of June 1915. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt" >www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127539872@N02/16632816065/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years, 5 months ago
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