Mystery photo of WW1 family taken in Eastbourne

Photo taken of a family in Eastbourne during WW1 SUS-151125-095031001
Photo taken of a family in Eastbourne during WW1 SUS-151125-095031001

Help is wanted to trace a WW1 family who had their photo taken in Eastbourne.

The photo has been included in a gallery compiled by The Army Children Archive, part of the First World War Centenary Partnership, led by the Imperial War Museums.

The collection comprises photographic portraits of Army children and their families, who were photographed from 1914 to 1918.

The photo shows a British soldier standing behind a woman and two young children in front of an artistic studio backdrop.

The soldier’s uniform bears no distinguishing features, and the family’s names are not given.

While historians say they have no details about the family they believe to the photo was taken at the Eastbourne Stereoscopic Company at its Terminus Road studio.

Thne project is now asking anyone who can fill in information gaps and identify the forgotten faces to get in touch.

More information on the family can be found on the project’s website here

The Army Children Archive is collecting, preserving and sharing online information about the history of British Army children.

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