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Soldier & Dignitaries, 1918.
Photo: Michael Hilton
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Item #: 2264
Soldier & dignitaries, taken in Feb or March 1918.
I have no info other than Ald AS Hilton being 2nd from the right.

Comment by: Mick on 21st July 2007 at 01:36

The soldier in the photograph looks very much like L.Cpl. Thomas Woodcock V.C. of the Irish Guards, a Wigan hero of the Great War.
He returned to his home town for a Civic Reception in March 1918, and only a short time afterwards, was killed in action, after returning to the front.

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