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This Day 1915

By mike9005
Thanks to Dave, Isabel, Francis, Sue & Davy for your comments and votes and to al you others who voted yesterday.
Today's photo is of my Grandmother's brother Benjamin Macleman, who came from Avoch (the 'v' is silent), a tiny village on the 'Black Isle' in Scotland. He was a regular soldier, and this photo was taken whilst the world was at peace. He died of his wounds after the Battle of Loos. In the war to end all wars which sadly is not the case.


Tags: Photo journalism World war 1 Loos

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Comments


SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2018 7:27AM
So poignant.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
26 Oct 2018 7:38AM
Fantastic to have this photo...some great moustaches there SmileSmile
LotaLota 3 4 Lithuania
26 Oct 2018 8:51AM
Beautiful portrait...
Jonas
sawsengee 14 6 40 Malaysia
26 Oct 2018 8:53AM
One for the family album.......immaculate in uniform & postures......love those moustaches! Smile
DeSilver Plus
13 14 12 England
26 Oct 2018 8:58AM
Yes this is a very poignant image and quite a good one at that. These images I think should be preserved for future Reference so that these people who gave their all for us that their decedents and others can put a face to the all so many names on their gravestones and memorials.

David.
26 Oct 2018 9:26AM
Excellent Mike, thanks for uploading,
Fred.
26 Oct 2018 9:39AM
A brilliant photo and great to see it.

JohnSmile
pablophotographer 9 1.9k 407
26 Oct 2018 10:06AM
"Any land can become the grave of prominent men" (meaning Prominent men can lay their lives on any land for their cause). Pericle's Funeral Oration 431BC
Certainly one to have in the family ...a treasure worth more than money ....super colours
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
26 Oct 2018 10:54AM
A wonderful reminder of Heroic man .And a marvelous family treasure.
Thanks for sharing Mike.

Dave.
johnsd Plus
14 4 2 Scotland
26 Oct 2018 2:52PM
A true and very personal piece of history depicted on a lovely photograph.

26 Oct 2018 3:40PM
A wonderful captured image Mike
Jeff.Smile
A very interesting narrative and a lovely image. A very nice tribute to your relative.
Carol
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 167 16 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2018 5:47PM
Very poignant Mike.

cLIFF
Don20 4 5 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2018 6:19PM
Memories not to be forgotten
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2018 6:54PM
Thought provocative image Mike. Poignant photography...
Isabel
27 Oct 2018 5:09AM
Great period photo..

Peter
27 Oct 2018 8:47AM
Stunning poignant images.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
27 Oct 2018 6:46PM
A wonderful reminder

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