L Godber - Tyneside Scottish - Grantham

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    YOUNGEST DRUM-MAJOR IN THE ARMY ON TYNESIDE. The drum-major of the 3rd Batt. Tyneside Scottish, L. Godber, of Grantham, is the youngest drum-major in the British Army, being only 18 years of age. He is one of a soldier family, his father Lieut. Quarter-Master Godber, and four brothers being with the colours. The rapidity of the young drum-major's promotion recalls that of his father, who joineed the Army as a drummer boy when 11 years of age, and by quick stages worked his way up to the rank of Lieut. Quarter-Master. This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 22nd 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: 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.
  • Owner

    illustratedchroniclesoldiers
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127539872@N02/16250593549/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years, 5 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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