This postcard sized photograph is part of a collection of First World War photographs that were inherited by Raymond Walter Coulson (1922-1997). His father, Albert Walter Coulson (1888-1956), served with the Suffolk and Gloucestershire regiments. The cap badge looks like that of the Suffolk regiment. Although this young soldier bears a resemblance to Albert, this photo has a date stamped on the back, the 6 Feb 1917. This young man looks to be in his late teens or early twenties, so he is clearly too young to be Albert, who by then was a seasoned soldier approaching the age of 30. On close inspection I can make out the photographers embossed details on the bottom right corner:
So, there are some clues, which together with details of his uniform may lead to this soldier’s identification. In the meantime, I’ll remember him as an unidentified soldier.
© Sue Adams 2013