Reference numberWP1
TitlePhotographs taken by Ernest Whitney during his sevice in the First World War. He was conscripted into the army in March 1916, and had to close his photographic business in Huntingdon. He served initially in the Cambridgeshire Regiment, and was later transferred to the Sixth Gloucesters. He saw service in France and fought in the third battle of Ypres.The Hunts Post reported in October 1917 that he had been wounded, but had recovered from his wounds.
The Hunts Post of the 1 March 1918 reported that Mr Whitney had recently been attached to the photographic section of the RFC in Italy. All these photographs in WP1, except one (WP1/2), appear to have been taken in Italy and were presumably taken in 1918. They include military photographs as well as images of days spent on leave in Venice and with the villagers in the surrounding countryside, and also one of the Prince of Wales, who served on the Italian Front for short periods in 1917 and 1918. Only WP1/2 is of the battlefield between the Yser and Paschendaele Canals on the Western Front
CreatorNameThe Whitney Collection
RepositoryHuntingdonshire Archives
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