This photo gives an interesting snapshot into Doddington just before Britain entered the First World War.
The image was supplied by David Bamford and reposted with permission.
He commented on Facebook: “David Miller, back row and second from the left, died on the Somme in 1916, aged 17.”
“His two brothers died in the war as well,” he added. “The Millers paid a heavy price.”
In response to the photograph, Les Miller posted that, “David was never found”.
“His name is recorded on the Thiepval memorial,” he said. “His brother John was another who was never found, he is listed on the Pozieres memorial. The youngest of the three brothers and the first to die was Albert, who is buried at High Wood and the London Extension cemetery at Longueval.”
“The names are still used in the family – I have a cousin Dave, an uncle John and my middle name is Albert. We shall remember them…”
Click to view a map to the Thiepval memorial, the Pozieres memorial and the London Extension cemetery at Longueval.