Portrait of Private William Nairn, who served in World War I (service no. 3217) and was killed in the trenches of France on 4 July 1918. This portrait is likely to have been colourised and displayed in a frame in his memory by members of his family - possibly his wife Eileen or sister Sarah Jackson.

Description of Content

Hand-coloured head and shoulders portrait of a man in military uniform. He wears and slouch hat and sports a moustache. The background of the image has been coloured with green tones.

Physical Description

Hand-coloured photographic portrait, mounted on card. Edges have losses and tears; staining throughout, particularly on back. Back has a frame shape, within which is a lighter panel of the cardboard.

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