Joseph Brown - King's Liverpool Regiment - Gateshead

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    "UP TO THEM TO DO THEIR BIT" Wounded Gateshead Soldier Struck by Young Men Who Have Not Enlisted. Corporal Joseph Brown of the King's Liverpool Regiment, has arrived at his home at 23, Shipcote Terrace, Gateshead, after being at the front since the commencement of hostilities. Corporal Brown was injured by shrapnel at Soissons about two months ago, and has been since that time in hospital in France, being sent home within the last few days suffering from rheumatism as well as from wounds in the thigh and ankle. When seen by an "Illustrated Chronicle" representative yesterday, he spoke of the hardships which men in the firing line were undergoing, and paid a warm tribute to the bravery shown by the officers, especially those in his own regiment, of whom he could speak from personal experience. On returning to England after an absence of nearly six months, Corporal Brown was struck by the few signs there were of the war, and by the large number of young men, apparently fit for military service, who were still walking about the streets in civilian clothes. "The sooner they get into Kitchener's Army the better it will be for the country," he asserted. "The men out there are doing their share, and it is up to all to do their bit in some way or another." This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 16th of January 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)
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    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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