Names bid for unknown soldiers Race to identify lads before Sunday
These old images have obviously had colour added to them, so must have been important to them and their families.
But do you recognise any family resemblance in these young rosy- cheeked fighting men?
They were found in the thrift shop of Ballantrae Rural Initiative Care in the Community.
Now Heather Shuckburgh of Lendalfoot is appealing to Ayrshire Post readers as a last resort to have them identified.
Heather said: “It would be wonderful to get them some local recognition and I hope to include them in the Memory Box Remembrance Campaign at St Colmon Church in Colmonell this coming weekend.”
Heather says she feels compelled to try and discover who they were.
She added: “It always saddens me when I see these treasured reminders of loved ones in charity shops .
“With the added emphasis of the importance of this year’s remembrance it would be wonderful to find out who they were and what they did in the Second World War.”
A family wedding image of the same time also found in the Ballantrae shop was identified with the help of Girvan & District Great War Project and The History Buffs.
That was a marriage on New Year’s Day 1940 of a David Tudhope and Barbara Waugh.
David and his brother Alex as best man both wore their Royal Scots Fusiliers uniform. Alex, a miner, was killed during the war.
If readers have any information that would help identify the pair of solders, email heathershuckburgh@ yahoo. co. uk.
She adds: “Help us give these brave young men the honour they deserve.”