Appeal for information after picture of soldier found in Burnley chest of drawers

The found picture of the soldier

The found picture of the soldier

First published in News

THIS is the face of a forgotten soldier, whose portrait was found in an old chest of drawers.

Furniture dealer Mick Eastwood is appealing for help in tracing his relatives.

The 52-year-old said: “It has no connection to me, but for somebody somewhere it will be part of their family.”

Mick bought the drawers from Emmaus in Ivy Street, Burnley.

He said: “As I was removing the lining, I found this drawing.”

Mick, of School Lane, Guide, enlisted the help of senior curator at Towneley Hall, Mike Townend, to find out more.

The soldier has been identified as a lance corporal from the Royal West Kent Regiment during the First World War.

If you can help, email lt_editorial@nqnw.co.uk

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