Letter in the Attic

Postcard and photo of William Griffiths (1877-1916)

About this contribution:

Description

The scans in this collection consist of a photograph of William Griffiths aged about 17 and a postcard from him sent whilst convalescing in the Royal Pavilion in Brighton in 1915, having lost a limb during the First World War.

Biographical information

WG was an amputee convalescing at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton in 1915 (The Pavilion was used as a military hospital during the First World War). His family owned property in Brixton, London. He died in 1916, possibly from his injuries.

Name of creator(s)

Griffiths, William 1877-1916

Dates covered by the material

c1894-1915

Extent and form of the material

Scans of 1 postcard and 1 photograph

Access conditions

Open

Originals

Digital copies of the postcard and photo have been donated to the East Sussex Record Office and are listed here. The originals remain in the care of Ronda Gregory.

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Reference

LIA/61

Images of this contribution:

Image: Detail of photograph of William Griffiths, aged around 17, c1894
Detail of photograph of William Griffiths, aged around 17, c1894