Henry Amis

An extensive personal archive containing photographs and papers relating to Henry Glennie Amis came into the collection in June 2018.

It also included a sketchbook.

The sketchbook featured lots of depictions of a the new-fangled invention, and weapon of war; the aeroplane.

For many Yorkshire Regiment soldiers during the First World War, the lure of the skies proved difficult to resist and they wanted to get involved.

Henry was no different and transferred, albeit briefly, the the fledgling Royal Flying Corps in 1916. These sketches convey some of the excitement he must have felt in his new role, but also demonstrate the extreme vulnerability of the men who took to the skies.

Get to know more about Henry here.

Amongst the collection taken into the care of the museum was the diary of Henry’s girlfriend. Get personal with Dorothy’s diary here.