Rifleman Harry Edward Burnham, who worked on Fleet Street in London before the outbreak of the First World War. He was killed in action on the 8th of April, 1917, which was Easter Sunday. Married with two children, he was thirty-five at the time of his death.
In a photograph dated the 30th of December, 1914, soldiers cook a Christmas roast on a “spit” held up with rifles, a spade, and sticks.
World War One.
Evangeline Booth, the first female “General” (international leader) of the Salvation Army, at Christmastime during the First World War. As – according to the sign – the picture was taken in the United States, it must be from 1917, as America joined the conflict one Christmas before the end of the war.
Booth, an Englishwoman who was born in Sneinton, Nottingham on Christmas Day in 1865, took the position of “General” in 1934, and held it until the end of October of 1939.
This is the menu for the dinner, which included oyster soup, dressing and crackers, minced pie, creamed corn, and cigarettes and cigars on offer at the end. On either side of the menu are the names of the Marines at the barracks.
Canadian troops, fighting in the Great War, hold a Thanksgiving service in the rubble of Cambrai Cathedral in France on the 13th of October, 1918. The war would be over less than a month after this photograph was taken.