Lawrence S Allan - Royal Horse Artillery - Gateshead

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    GATESHEAD POLICEMAN AT THE FRONT Sergeant Lawrence S. Allan, of the Royal Horse Artillery, before the war commenced was a member of Gateshead Borough Police and was instructor tot he mounted constables. He left the Army three years ago with the rank of bombadier, and on the commencement of hostilities, on being recalled, he was raised to the rank of corporal, and has been raised to sergeant. He went to France at the beginning of the war, and has been stationed at the Remount Base, Headquarters Section, Rouen, where the horses are specially trained. He is of a soldier family, his father having been a soldier, while he has two brothers at present serving with the colours, one being a lieutenant. This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 13th of March 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:" > 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
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    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years, 4 months ago
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