Still looking for a photograph of your elusive British Army soldier? British Army Ancestors now offers a low-cost photo-finding solution – Find-a-Photo – where you tell me who you are looking for and I publish the details here on the Find-a-Photo page. The idea is that the internet search engines do the rest. Here’s an example of how it works.
In June 2009 on my British Army Medals blog, I listed a number of men for whom I sought medals. Captain Alfred Iliffe MC of the Bedfordshire Regiment, below, was one of the men I wrote about.
Eight years later in January 1917 I was contacted by someone who had recently purchased a photo of Alfred on eBay. Searching for “Bedfordshire Regiment” and “MC” online, a search engine delivered him to my article and I was able to purchase the photo, below, that he had recently bought.
Here’s how the service works.
1. You send me the details of the soldier you are looking for: full name, rank, regiment, regimental number (if applicable), birth and death details (if known). Send to me at
2. I will publish this information on the British Army Ancestors Find-a-Photo page along with a reference number which I will maintain in a separate database.
3. Your email address and personal details will not be shared or published elsewhere.
4. The one-time fee to publish this information on this Find-a-photo page on your behalf is £25.