Corporal Eldridge was a patient at Beechland House in 1916. His entry in Nurse Oliver’s comprises a pen illustration of two pigs, underneath which he has written (in beautiful handwriting):
The principal inhabitants of Newick.
A A C Eldridge Cpl
Royal FusiliersBeechlands 1916
At the time of writing, this man has confounded me for thirty years. There is too little information contained in his album entry and too many Eldridge possibilities on census returns, the civil registration birth indices and medal index cards to provide a positive match for this man. For that matter, I'm not even sure his name is Eldridge. I'd welcome further thought on this man.