"I’ve recently inherited a collection of old family photographs...I wonder if there’s a chance your staff may be able to track down their descendants and pass on this photo to them?"
Online Cenotaph and Documentary Heritage staff often receive enquiries like the one above asking for help in identifying service men and women in historical photographs.
Combining a keen eye and solid research skills we sometimes find success, but more often than not we can't definitively name all of those pictured. This is where the public can help us make connections to the past and enrich our historical knowledge. Below is a small selection of images with unidentified service men and women from the World Wars. If you recognise anyone pictured below please let us know by contacting Online Cenotaph staff here.