Photocopy of a photo of 3 soldiers, of which William Hopcraft is in the middle. Photocopy of William's medals: The Victory Medal, the British War Medal and the Star. Postcard of Bertie in uniform Postcard of Bertie(second from left) in a line up with a man on a stretcher at the front Photocopy of and the original photograph of Bertie's regiment with Bertie on the 2nd row from the top, 3rd from the left. Document detailing Bertie receiving the Victory Medal & British War Medal with the regiment number.
William George Hopcraft joined the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry as a private. According to the contributor William was held as a prisoner of war in Baghdad and died there. It is not clear if he was still a prisoner of war when he died aged 25 years. Bertie Smallbone was a private in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He served in France and was gassed. As a result he suffered from asthma for the rest of his life which is what is believed to have killed him.