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Grandfather’s photos of life on the frontline

Pamela McNulty with the exhibition of her grandad's World War One photographs at Harrison Lord Gallery, Brighouse

Pamela McNulty with the exhibition of her grandad's World War One photographs at Harrison Lord Gallery, Brighouse

To mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, a Brighouse woman has put together an exhibition of photos her grandad collected while serving in the conflict.

After researching her family history as part of her university degree, Pamela McNulty, of Brighouse, discovered a collection of her grandad’s photos depicting scenes from the frontline during the war.

Her grandad, Sergeant Robert Wallis, served in the 19th Durham Light Infantry in Locre, France, and won medals for his bravery in action.

The exhibition, which includes photos, medals and war diaries, is running at Harrison Lord Gallery, Brighouse, until next week.

“It’s nice to see the photos on display,” Pamela said.

“I was a mature student at Huddersfield University and used them as part of my studies.

“But they hadn’t seen the light of day since.

“With the anniversary of the First World War coming, I thought it was a shame not to put them on display and let other people see them.

“I posted on Facebook saying I had these photos and would anybody be interested.

“A lady suggested I call into see Steven at Harrison Lord.

“I walked down, went in and he was interested in the photos.”

Steven said: “100 years is a very significant date to remember the First World War and all those who made sacrifices.

“It’s nice to display some real photos rather than just some in a book.”

 
 
 

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