Can you tell me more about the people who are shown in this WW1 photograph?
QWriting up a family history, this photograph has appeared out of the blue. None of the family knows of its source, except that it was taken in Fulham during the First World War. Could you please identify the soldier’s uniform or any other information regarding this picture? Pam Chipperton, by email
AThis is a photograph of an Australian soldier, probably on his discharge from hospital. I would estimate the date as being after March 1916. However, unless you know of an Australian relative, it’s just as likely that you’re related to one of the hospital staff that are shown in the picture.
Given that all we know is that it was taken in Fulham, this gives us two likely places it could be: The Fulham Military Hospital (the Military Orthopaedic Hospital) in Hammersmith, which is now Hammersmith Hospital, or The Kensington and Fulham General Hospital (formerly Princess Beatrice Hospital) in Old Brompton Road, which closed in 1978. Both served as military hospitals during the First World War. Phil Tomaselli