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Digital Gallery Images

The Gallery includes images of the borough's streets and buildings and portraits of people and communities. The Digital Gallery images are displayed as thumbnails. Full size images can be viewed by clicking on a thumbnail.

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Samuel Kinchin 1910s

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Samuel Kinchin


Samuel Kinchin in the uniform of the King's Own Light Infantry (KOYLI), a German prisoner-of-war c1915-1916. After the war Sam came back to Millwall, Isle of Dogs and lived with Rose and Fred Blackabee. Annie Malcolm was staying there too and they married in 1923. They had five children: Marie, Patricia, Samuel, Dorothy and Alan. Sam died in Cheshire in 1966. by Marie Vincent