Photograph Copyright Reader/Goodman/Collins: Alec Reader and family January 1916.
Old Emanuel Alec Reader was 18 years old when he was killed at High Wood on 15 September 1916, a fateful day for the Civil Service Rifles and the 15th London Regiment.
Alec currently features in the National Portrait Gallery’s new exhibition, ‘The Great War in Portraits’, http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/firstworldwarcentenary/exhibition.php
Alec’s story features in the History of Emanuel School at War in November 2014. My thanks to Doug Goodman, Alec’s nephew for providing a wealth of information on Alec and Doug’s brother, the late Roger Goodman who did so much to uncover Alec’s story.