Historical information

Frame 5.
Photo 1. Lonely graves on a battlefield. This has been identified as "Vaire Wood cemetery" just south of the Somme at Vaire-sous-Corbie. Some 28 diggers from Vaire Wood were later reburied at Crucifix Corner Cemetery at Villers Bretonneux.
Photo 2 and 3. Two photos, troop train luxury travel. This is possibly 45th quota men 'en route' from Gamaches to Havre in early 1919. From Havre they sailed for England on the "Prince George".
Photo 4. Bert Grinton receiving his "DCM" from Lady Denman for actions around Clery on 31/8/1918. His CITATION reads:
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Clery on 31st August 1918. he became detached from his Company and joined another party in the advance. mainly through his assistance with a Lews Gun, they cleared an enemy trench, killing about 30 and capturing several machine guns. he got on top of the trench and under heavy fire silenced a field gun which was firing over open sights.
This is from the official records in his service documents.
Refer Cat No. 5880P for exhibition details.
Refer Cat No. 1280 for Jack GRINTON Service Records.

Physical description

Photographs - black and white on paper. 4 photographs top to bottom.
1. Graves on a battlefield. 2 x 2. Troops in front of a rail wagon. View of rail wagons and troops. 3. Soldier receiving an award.
Frame - timber with black colour paint, glass front, mount black colour cardboard. Backing cardboard with handwritten notation.

Inscriptions & markings

Backing cardboard - handwritten, blue felt tip pen "5."