Craster Scouts Serving the Country

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    Every boy of sufficient age attached to the Craster Scouts is serving the country. The three in the top row, John, Arthur, and Slew are sons of the Coastguards Station Officer, Mr. Denmead (centre), John having joined the Yorks, Arthur, the R.N.D., and Llew the Tyneside Scottish. J. Newell (middle row, left) has joined the N.F., W.G. Archbold (middle row right), the R.N.D. (signalman), J. Dodds (bottom row, left) is on an armed liner; J. Langley (bottom row, middle) is on Government motor work, and W. Dodds (bottom, right) is being coached for Sandhurst. Other Craster Scouts are doing equally useful and patriotic work. This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 27th of April 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 and have any stories or information to add please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see:" > Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 4 years, 8 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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