This is the only photograph of Robert (Bertie) Anderson Small in uniform. It was prinded on the front of a postcard with has a London address. It probably was taken in London before he went to the front.
I don’t have much of a story, just that Robert (Bertie) Anderson Small was a van driver in the 1st world war. He drove a truck in convoy to and from the front, it doubled up as an ambulance (or was it the other way round?) Some days they carried food, the wounded and other days bodies in the back of the truck. There was himself and another man in the truck. They slept in the back of the truck. They scrubbed / cleaned the back of the truck to stop the spread of disease.
Bertie came home from the war was a turner by trade and then ran a car park (York Street Garage, Dublin City) and later was a fulltime landlord. He married Noreen Hamilton Hunter in 1934 and they had 5 children, Robert, Pamela, Noreen (Claire) and the twins, Frank and David.
Bertie died in 1964 but his wife is still alive, Noreen is 99 years old (in 2012).
I am Bertie’s grand daughter and Claire’s daughter. I was not born when Bertie was alive. I will try and find out more !