The Senior Service
Front cover of The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News featuring a humorous illustration by Harold Cecil Earnshaw. Earnshaw, known as 'Pat', was married to the illustrator Mabel Lucie Attwell and joined the Artists' Rifles during the First World War. The caption explains what happened to him: 'Lce.-Cpl. Harold Earnshaw, Royal Sussex Regiment, the artist whose work is here reproduced, was wounded on February 13th last, and did not leave hospital until July 17th. Although his right arm was blown off by a shell, that he has rapidly acquired skill in painting with his left hand will be seen by the above specimen of his work, which was completed by the end of August.' Earnshaw's recovery and determination to overcome his injury is remarkable (the ISDN continued to publish a number of his pictures) but he never fully got over his injuries and died prematurely in 1937.