The British Army Ancestors Gallery is a showcase for recently added photos of soldiers. Clicking on a soldier image in the gallery will take you to the page where you will be able to view more information about this person. Some individuals have multiple photographs. You will also find further information about some of these British Army photographs in the British Army Ancestors blog.
Adding a photograph is easy but first you will need to register. This requirement is primarily to prevent spamming and abuse of this free service. Don’t forget, too, that I publish a different photograph every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page.
On the British Army Ancestors website you will find photographs spanning two centuries. This soldier from the 35th Regiment of Foot served in the British Army before 1881.
The soldier below, with his characteristic ‘jam-pot’ cuffs, served in the British Army between 1881 and 1902. He wears the red seven-button tunic and a single good conduct chevron on his lower left sleeve which indicates that he has served in the army for at least two years.
The man in the photo below is 1135 Pte Philip Harold Ziegler who was serving with the 19th (Public Schools) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers when this photo was taken in 1915. He would later be commissioned in the Buffs (East Kent Regiment) and would die of wounds on the 23rd September 1916. There are more photos of First World War soldiers on this site than from any other period. Image courtesy of the wonderful David Knights-Whittome photographic archive.