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Hunt for the unknown soldiers; Faces from WW1 come back to life.

Byline: VICKY SMITH

THEIR names may be lost to the passing years, but the faces are as fresh as if the photos were taken yesterday.

These are the lost Tommies of the First World War, brought to life in newly coloured pictures.

And now the hunt is on to identify the unknown soldiers. The monochrome negatives, found in the French village of Vignacourt in the Somme, have been brought to life by colourisation expert Tom Marshall. For many in Britain these keepsakes, sent from the front, were the last snaps they ever saw of fathers, brothers and husbands.

Tom, 28, of Much Wenlock, Shrops, said: "Judging by the sad-ness in the men's eyes or their distant expressions. It's clear they saw things few could imagine."

Recognise a family hero? Call the newsdesk on 0800 282 591.

vicky.smith@mirror.co.uk

CAPTION(S):

Army Service Corps

Unit unknown

Possibly Leeds Rifles, West Yorks Regt

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Date:Jun 3, 2016
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