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Photographs (4) of Ernest Titcombe in uniform, World War I

Photographs (4) of Ernest Titcombe in uniform, World War I
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Ernest James Titcombe of Lydiard Tregoze volunteered to fight in WWI in 1915 and joined the 1st Wiltshire Regiment as a Private in November of that year.

Two of the photographs show him in distinctive hospital uniform, recording the time he spent recovering from injuries in a military hospital which had been set up in a large stately home in the Rhondda, Wales. The house and surrounding estate belonged to Lord and Lady Rhondda.

Year:
1915-1918
Type:
Photograph
Owner:
Friends of Lydiard Park
Last updated on:
Friday 10th December 2021

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