My great-grandfather, Alfred E. Cannon, is sitting on the ground third from the right in this photo. He enlisted in the East Surrey’s Regiment on 7th August 1915 and was discharged on the 20th November 1918 as unfit to fight. My Grandmother remembers visiting him in Brighton whilst he was recovering “…from being gassed on the Somme”.
Can anyone shed any light on where and when this photo may have been taken? Are there any records referring to wounded troops convalescing in Brighton? Also, would it be possible to find out where and when the East Surrey’s may have been gassed on the Somme?
I would be very grateful for any information, or suggestions as to where I can proceed with my search.