1st/4th Battalion Kings Own Terriers c1915

Kings Own Terriers c1915.

A repeat order from a client involving the 1st/4th Battalion Kings Own Terriers. He asked that this restoration and colourising be a little more subtle than the first one I did see here because by this time these guys had already engaged in combat. His reasoning was that their uniforms would be seeing the worse for wear after a year or more fighting in Ypres (Dutch, Leper) Belgium. I tend to agree as we have all seen how dreadful this war was, muck and bullets comes to mind.
A small piece of history for you:
1/4th Battalion.
August 1914 : in Ulverston. Part of North Lancashire Brigade, West Lancashire Division. April 1915, Brigade attached to 51st (Highland) Division and became 154th (3rd Highland) Brigade. Landed at Boulogne in May 1915. 6th January 1916 : transferred to 164th (North Lancashire) Brigade, 55th (West Lancashire) Division. Remained on the Western Front until the end of the war
So I restored the photo by refreshing the backdrop, several new ones were investigated but the original came out the best. I then applied all my usual stuff like removing colour cast, creases, scratches etc’. Once complete I then added the colours as requested, keeping the them subdued but still visible to the viewer and below is the result.

1st/4th Battalion Kings Own Terriers c1915 before restoration   1st/4th Battalion Kings Own Terriers c1915 taking a break from the war

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