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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.

How do I obtain a copy of an image?

Photographic copies can be obtained from Tower Hamlets Local Studies and Archives (there is a charge for this service) or a maximum of 5 digital copies can be emailed to you. If you would like to use the images for publication or display please contact us at localhistory@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Title:

Joining the Royal Navy

Image Number:

#IHT/p0156

Copyright:

© THLHLA

Keywords:

Island History Trust Image Collection

Description:

Right: George Henry Adams, b1897, photographed on first joining the Royal Navy in 1913. His ship was torpedoed during the First World War and he was in the water for several hours, as a result of which he had bad lungs. With him is Trevor (surname not known) who was brought up by George’s mother. They lived in Croydon Road, Canning Town. George married Emma Jones, and they settled in Macquarie Way E14.