Group of Royal Field Artillery recruits, probably at Woolwich Barracks early 1916. Fred Kench is standing, 2nd from left. His diary, started in January 1916, says that he had been at Woolwich for 9 weeks and would soon be sent overseas. So this may well be a passing out photograph for his training section. He was indeed posted abroad, initially to Egypt, then to France and the Western Front, where he served, until wounded in the eye, in October 1916. His story has been told in EHRG's 2014 booklet of research reports,'Lest We Forget', copies of which can be obtained via the Publications page on this website.
Photographer: Unknown Professional
Image lent by : Mr David Kench
Connected Photos: DK114 | DK115