Alfred Ernest Haywood
If I may, I would like to choose a photograph of Alfred Ernest Haywood (my great-great grandfather), which is already in the Staffs Past Track collection (as well as our family collection): https://www.search.staffspasttrack.org.uk/Details.aspx?&ResourceID=632&PageIndex=1&KeyWord=ernest%20haywood&SortOrder=2
This image is particularly special because I have inherited the silver helmet he is wearing in the photograph, its inscription reads “presented to Corporal Haywood, August 1907”. I have the helmet displayed in my home alongside this photograph, framed. Seeing my great-great grandfather’s impressive array of medals fills me with pride and admiration at his skill and courage, saving lives in both World Wars.