Do you recognise this unknown soldier?

The unnamed soldier found among a comrade's memorabilia.
The unnamed soldier found among a comrade's memorabilia.

This photo of an unnamed soldier turned up in South London, but the picture was taken in Clitheroe.

Now Miss Joyce Hopper, whose father, Tommy, served in the Royal Engineers, hopes someone may be able to identify the soldier so his family can have the picture.

Retired merchandiser Joyce (62), a native of Sunderland and now living in Stockwell, was at the Tower of London to see the art installation of 888,246 ceramic poppies, each representing a British military fatality from the First World War.

She said: “I dedicated my poppy to the memory of my dad, who thankfully returned safely from the Second World War. This all made me reflect on my dad’s large amount of war memorabilia which I now have.”

There were photos of Tommy’s Royal Engineer friends, with names written on the back or in an album, but one soldier was not named.

The only clue is the photographer’s name, Edward Pye, York Street, Clitheroe.

Joyce added: “Perhaps someone will recognise him, and I’d like to send them the photo.”

If you know who the soldier was, contact the News Editor, Clitheroe Advertiser and Times, 3 King Street, Clitheroe, BB7 2EW, or call 01200 422324.

If you have any old photos that may interest our readers, please get in touch. All photos will be returned.