We’ve recently catalogued a collection of postcards featuring cartoons in and around the Devonshire Royal Hospital, Buxton. A short description on the back notes that:
The drawings used on these Cards are by Private Jones (Welsh Fusiliers), a patient at the Devonshire Hospital, Buxton
The postcards are dated 1917, and seem to feature the signature of Private Jones, possibly ‘E L’, or ‘F L’ Jones. Many soldiers cane to Buxton during the first world war and it seems Private Jones documented his experience through these sketches and cartoons.
We’d love to know more about Private Jones, or even his stay in Buxton. Do you know anything about him? Perhaps you fancy a little research? Let us know! Scroll down to the bottom of this page to contribute.