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1 GORMAN, John - Attestation Papers - 23 Nov 1863
Attestation papers & Pension Discharge papers 
2 GURNSEY, George - Attestation Papers - 4 Nov 1901
3 HOPPER, Alfred - Attestation Papers - 8 Feb 1886
Alfred Hopper joined the Royal Artillery on 8 February 1886. He gave his age as 18 years old. In fact he was just 16! He served five years in India before being discharged on 7 February 1898, aged 27. 
4 HOPPER, Frederick - Attestation Papers - 3 April 1891
5 HOPPER, Thomas - Attestation Papers - 29 Dec 1890
Thomas enlisted in the Royal Artillery on 29 Dec 1890 at Dover Castle. He was 17 years, 6 months old.  
6 NICHOLLS, George - Army Book
George's Army Record book - still bound in it's leather cover - was carried by George from the date he joined the Royal Artillery in Dover at 15 years old until his death in India from enteric fever, aged 23. Sent back to his mother, Ellen, after his death, the book was passed down through her son Patrick Gorman (her son with George's stepdad, John Gorman, who Ellen married after Geoerge's father William died). I was sent it by one of Patrick's grandsons, who felt I would benefit more from it that he! It is one of the most treasured items in the Willis archives. 
7 NICHOLLS, George - Attestation papers - 11 Oct 1887
George enlisted in the Royal Artillery on 11 October 1887 at Dover Castle. He was 15 years, 5 months old.  
8 NICHOLLS, William - Attestation Papers - 21 Jan 1884
9 ROBINSON, Mark - Attestation papers - 11 Jun 1827
10 Studio Photographs
The most interesting period of studio photography artistically is considered by many to be between the 1860s and 1914, before the start of World War I in Europe. As studio photography came more and more into its own and became more and more viable commercially, the photographer developed different techniques and ways of displaying their client's image. This wasn't done just for creativity's sake, but also to create new types of product that would increase both business and profit. 
11 Wedding Photos
Images of weddings from across the Willis Tree over the past 130 years. 
12 WILLIS, George - Attestation Papers
George was enlisted in the East Kent Regiment (The Buffs) at Canterbury on 5 October 1891. He was 17 years, 6 months old.