This image of the British and French working together has the date 1918 11 Novembre pinned to the wall next to a large map of France and Belgium. It is possibly a copy of an original sketch by Stanley Herbert Cunliffe Woolrych. Woolrych arrived in France on 9 December 1914 to join the British Expeditionary Force. He was a talented artist, primarily involved in control and mapping work; this involved long periods in the front line sketching enemy positions and fortifications. For this he was Mentioned in Despatches. He also ran teams of “line crossers” into German occupied territory and set up train-watchers in Luxembourg, through which German supply trains had to pass on their way into France. He later also played a vital role in the Second World War, being promoted to Major and becoming Chief Instructor at the Special Operations Executive (SOE) Finishing School at Beaulieu.
Portrait photograph of Mabel Peel in decorative gilt frame
Pass for Security Personnel of Occupied Territory
Pass belonging to Captain Stanley Woolrych, First World War