Can you help solve riddle of the war horse?

This photo  came to light in the Morpeth Antiquarian Society museum collection, among the papers of the late Doreen Wilson, daughter of a former mayor and a stalwart of the Morpeth Music Society.  While many of her photographs can be identified, this is among those that have no accompanying documentation, other than the envelope whose postmark is unclear.
This photo came to light in the Morpeth Antiquarian Society museum collection, among the papers of the late Doreen Wilson, daughter of a former mayor and a stalwart of the Morpeth Music Society. While many of her photographs can be identified, this is among those that have no accompanying documentation, other than the envelope whose postmark is unclear.

MORPETH may be able to boast its very own War Horse, but the details are a mystery.

The emotional tale of a boy’s relationship with his horse, which is taken into military service in the First World War, has taken the West End by storm and is now riding high in the film charts after Steven Spielberg brought it to the big screen.

And now it seems that Morpeth may be able to show a real-life link to the story after this picture was discovered in the Morpeth Antiquarian Society museum collection.

The photograph was found among the papers of the late Doreen Wilson, who was the daughter of a former Mayor and stalwart of the Morpeth Music Society.

But while many of her pictures can be identified, there is no accompanying documentation for this one, other than the envelope with an unclear postmark.

The Antiquarians are keen to hear from anybody who may recognise the soldier, the uniform, or the horse, or even the background figures or location.

Anyone who can shed any light on the image can contact the Herald on 01670 517171.