Lieut-Col. Percy Edward Leahy MID. 6th Bn, York and Lancaster Regiment. Served Gallipoli & Egypt, before being posted to the Western Front. KIA by a shell, aged 35, while directing his men during a raid on German trenches, 17.7.1918. Buried Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension. Grave Ref: III. E.13. Son of Charles E. & Isabel Leahy, 24 Flander's Mansions, Bedford Park, Chiswick, London.
Gente della Guerra (154)Japanese Nurse dressed in Black 1905 Red Cross Nurses were a symbol of modernity and of Japan’s commitment to humanitarian ideals, during the Russo-Japanese War (8 February 1904 – 5 September 1905). Postcards reflected this by updating the age old tradition of Bijin-e (pictures of beautiful women). This postcard is from the “Thousand Contemporary Figures” series.