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Studio Portrait One-Legged Swimmer c.1908


About this memory

David Hutchinson.

"Father was born in 1888 and had his right leg amputated as a child - [my] sister thinks when he was about 4 years old. He became a keen swimmer and played water polo for many years.

"He was one of seven brothers, all of whom - apart from himself - fought in the First World War. The youngest was killed in the Somme.

"He became a tailor and had a business until the Depression." - Trudy Thomas (née Hutchinson) [2004]

Photography - John Doig, Dumbarton Road, Partick

Donor number: 0129-011

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