Suits, hats and threesomes come together in the first three photographs in my great aunt Jennie's collection. Unfortunately only the first one is identified - as "George's Friends in Manchester" where he worked on a W.H. Smith station bookstall.
George, my great uncle, is on the back row on the right. He was the youngest son of James Danson and Maria Rawcliffe of Poulton-le-Fylde, near Blackpool Lancashire and has featured before on my blog. It must be the hat, as here he looks older than his age. Born in 1894, he could only be 20-21 years old, as in 1916 he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and served as a stretcher bearer. He was killed on the Somme in the September, a week after his 22nd birthday.