Can you tell me more about the peo­ple who are shown in this WW1 pho­to­graph?

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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

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