Private (later Lance Corporal) Charles M. Layland 18384 (standing back, left) recovering from wounds received in Gallipoli campaign.
He volunteered in September 1914, and in the following year was drafted to the Dardanelles, where he took part in the landing at Suvla Bay, and was badly wounded. On recovery he was sent to France and was in action in much heavy fighting at Passchendaele, Vimy Ridge, St. Eloi, Arras, Bapaume and Beaumont-Hamel. He was demobilised in March 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
Pte. (later LCpl.) Charles Layland (2nd row from top, first left) seen here whilst on training at an Eastern Command School at Kingston
(photos submitted by Mark Layland grandson of Lance Corporal Charles M. Layland)