World War I photograph, Western Front, France (43)

Black and white photograph of two British soldiers, one cutting the other's hair. Army regulations stated that hair must be kept short, but a shaved head was an advantage when lice was such a common problem.   This photograph is one of a collection of 71 taken or collected by Frederic Gerald Gibbs (1888 - 1940). Gibbs was a professional photographer in Annan who joined the Royal Engineers in 1916. He was sent to the Western Front and spent two years there until he was injured just a few days before the end of the war. He survived and brought home these images which were found by his daughter after his death.
Object no :
HRPG054n
Creator :
NA
Place of Production :
France
Dimensions :
height 152mm, width 205mm
Materials :
paper
Location :
NA
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Accession number :
ANNMUS:450.44
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council

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