John Julian Marsh - Fundraiser - Newcastle

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    NEWCASTLE BOY'S WORK FOR THE SOLDIERS. John Julian Marsh, of 244, Philip Street, is only four years of age, but he is doing splendid work in helping his country. Little John looks upon every man in the trenches, or in any way connected with the front, as a "pal," and is doing his best to help them all. He goes out with a collection box, and in a very persuasive manner reaches the hearts of those with whom he comes in contact. He has already sent 25s to one relief fund, and now, through the medium of Mr. J.M. Gray, photographer, 58, Snow Street, Newcastle, forwards to the Editor of the "I.C.", with 10s, with the request that it is handed over to the St. John Ambulance Brigade. This will, of course, be done. This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 18th 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: 5 years ago
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