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Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Porthleven, Cornwall. 1914-1918

Porthleven, Cornwall. 1914-1918
Porthleven fishermen in their boat by Newlyn Harbour wall. All aged over 70, they returned to fishing during the manpower shortage in the First World War. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Corporal Thomas Edward Rendle, VC. Probably 1915

Corporal Thomas Edward Rendle, VC. Probably 1915
Thomas Rendle (born Bedminster, Bristol on the 14th December 1884) with a dog, wearing his Victoria Cross medal. At the time of his award he was a bandsman in the 1st Battalion

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Russian Flag Day, Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. 22nd September 1915

Russian Flag Day, Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. 22nd September 1915
Two ladies collecting at the top of Lemon Street, by the Barrack Lane turning, for Russian Flag Day. A man sits on a motorbike. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Lance Corporal Rendle VC speaking at Grampound, Cornwall. 18th May 1915

Lance Corporal Rendle VC speaking at Grampound, Cornwall. 18th May 1915
Lance Corporal Rendle VC speaking to a crowd of people at Grampound in front of the post office during World War One. " I will willingly go back and fight for these women and children

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Lady and soldier on Flag Day, Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. 18th October 1916

Lady and soldier on Flag Day, Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. 18th October 1916
Collecting day for " Our Lady". The soldier is a sergeant in the 14th (County of London) Battalion, London Scottish Regiment

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Mrs Morse (left) with Lady Falmouth lecturing on the Cornwall Work Auxiliary

Mrs Morse (left) with Lady Falmouth lecturing on the Cornwall Work Auxiliary (part of the Red Cross), Truro. April 1917
The tour opened in Penzance on 14 April 1917 but the photograph was presumably taken later in the month at Truro. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Officers on horseback, possibly Farms Common, Wendron? Possibly March 1915

Officers on horseback, possibly Farms Common, Wendron? Possibly March 1915
Two officers on horseback (the one on the left thought to be Lieutenant Colonel Williams), with foot soldiers on a route march. There is a car in the background. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: DCLI recruiting march, Cornwall. 1915

DCLI recruiting march, Cornwall. 1915
Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry recruiting march in Cornwall in 1915. The bandsman is being given tobacco. Location uncertain. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Truro railway station, Cornwall. June 1915

Truro railway station, Cornwall. June 1915
Three female staff standing outside the railway station during the First World War, June 1915. Their hat bands say Ticket Collector

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Truro railway station, Cornwall. 1914-1918

Truro railway station, Cornwall. 1914-1918
News stand on the platform of Truro station during the First World War. Two ladies and a young boy stand for the photograph. The picture shows many copies of newspapers and magazines for sale

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Truro railway station, Cornwall. 1914-1918

Truro railway station, Cornwall. 1914-1918
Three male and two female staff standing on the platform during the First World War. The women wear GWR armbands. A train stands alongside the next platform. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: First World War Officers in a motor vehicle, Cornwall. Possibly March 1915

First World War Officers in a motor vehicle, Cornwall. Possibly March 1915
Officers in a motor vehicle with driver (one officer possibly Brigadier Ward). On the bonnet of the car is the mascot Bob the dog. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Cornish Pasty for a soldier. Probably 1916

Cornish Pasty for a soldier. Probably 1916
A large Cornish Pasty with a sign saying A Cornish pasty. Over 2ft long. Built for a Cornish soldier at the front. Location unknown. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Pierrot Troupe outside Truro City Hall, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 31st August 1917

Pierrot Troupe outside Truro City Hall, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 31st August 1917
Miss Ade Thomas pierrot troupe outside Truro City Hall, for a fete in aid of wounded soldiers and sailors. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Patients outside the Royal Cornwall Infirmary, Truro, Cornwall. Probably 21st July 1916

Patients outside the Royal Cornwall Infirmary, Truro, Cornwall. Probably 21st July 1916
Three men in wheelchairs, one in military uniform, apparently engaged in a race outside the hospital, with evident enjoyment. Hospital staff looking on. Convertible car, AF 1558 in the background

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Collection day for Our Lady, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 18th October 1916

Collection day for Our Lady, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 18th October 1916
Woman collecting for Our Lady Day on Boscawen Street. Lower Lemon Street in the background. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Lady and soldier on Flag Day, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 18th October 1916

Lady and soldier on Flag Day, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 18th October 1916
Collecting day for " Our Lady" Day. The soldier is a sergeant in the 14th (County of London) Battalion, London Scottish Regiment

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Posed group of young women, possibly Corn Exchange, Truro, Cornwall. 22nd February 1918

Posed group of young women, possibly Corn Exchange, Truro, Cornwall. 22nd February 1918
Women advertising a sale of goods to raise funds for YMCA Hut. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Russian Flag Day, corner of Boscawen Street and Lower Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall

Russian Flag Day, corner of Boscawen Street and Lower Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. 22nd September 1915 (or similar)
Russian Flag Day in Boscawen Street Truro. Ladies with stall on corner of Lemon Street. Notice, partly illegible reads " Some of the men you are helping, every penny counts"

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Collectors on Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Friday 13th July 1917

Collectors on Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Friday 13th July 1917
Red Cross collectors in fancy dress for " Frances Day", on Boscawen Street. Bullen Brothers shop is to the left of the picture. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Hospital Day collection in Truro, Cornwall. 1910s

Hospital Day collection in Truro, Cornwall. 1910s
Collecting, probably for the Red Cross, during the First World War. The collecting box has " Hospital Day Collection" printed on it

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Staff and patients outside the Royal Cornwall Infirmary, Truro, Cornwall. 21st July 1916

Staff and patients outside the Royal Cornwall Infirmary, Truro, Cornwall. 21st July 1916
Nurses, including Red Cross nurses, and patients, some in military uniform, four of them wheelchair-bound, posing in a large group outside the Infirmary. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Royal Cornwall Infirmary, Truro, Cornwall. 1917

Royal Cornwall Infirmary, Truro, Cornwall. 1917
Main facade of the hospital during the First World War, female dressed in black on entrance steps. Photographer: Possibly Arthur Philp

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Patients and nurses outside the Royal Cornwall Infirmary, Truro, Cornwall. 1915-1916

Patients and nurses outside the Royal Cornwall Infirmary, Truro, Cornwall. 1915-1916
A large group of nurses and patients at the entrance to the hospital. Matron seated centre front, next to a man in a civilian suit. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: A game of croquet in the garden at the Royal Cornwall Infirmary, Truro, Cornwall

A game of croquet in the garden at the Royal Cornwall Infirmary, Truro, Cornwall. Probably 21st July 1916
A patient, leaning on a crutch, and a smiling nurse, playing croquet, to the enjoyment of an onlooker. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: DCLI band at unknown location. 1915

DCLI band at unknown location. 1915
The Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry band are pictured playing to a crowd. Possibly at The Green in Truro, 1915. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: DCLI at unknown location. 1915

DCLI at unknown location. 1915
The Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry band are pictured with their dog mascot. Perhaps a 1915 recruiting march. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Corporal Thomas Edward Rendle, VC. Possibly 1915

Corporal Thomas Edward Rendle, VC. Possibly 1915
Picture of Thomas Rendle (born Bedminster, Bristol on the 14th December 1884 and who was awarded the Victoria Cross) with some of his battalion colleagues, including an officer

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Mrs Morse with a Red Cross display, lecturing on the Cornwall Work Auxiliary

Mrs Morse with a Red Cross display, lecturing on the Cornwall Work Auxiliary (part of the Red Cross), Truro. April 1917
The tour opened in Penzance on 14th April 1917 but the photograph was presumably taken later in the month at Truro. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: St John Ambulance collection, Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. October 1915

St John Ambulance collection, Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. October 1915
Woman pinning a flag onto a gentlemans lapel for British Red Cross Our Day collection on Lemon Street. Woman collecting money for wounded soldiers at the front

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: A game of croquet outside the Royal Cornwall Infirmary, Truro, Cornwall. Probably 21st July 1916

A game of croquet outside the Royal Cornwall Infirmary, Truro, Cornwall. Probably 21st July 1916
A patient, kneeling and using a crutch as a mallet, engaged in a game of croquet with a nurse in the hospital garden, with assistance from a matron and with three onlookers

Background imageWorld War 1 Collection: Member of the First World War Womens Land Army at the Frances Day public meeting in Boscawen

Member of the First World War Womens Land Army at the Frances Day public meeting in Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall
Man making a speech from a platform. Lady in WaC uniform (with hat badge) seated to his left. Member of the Womens Land Army uniform seated to her left. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan


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