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

This Is Lancashire: The found picture of the soldier The found picture of the soldier

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.

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