This to me is the epitomy of why personal 20th century 'snapshot' albums can be treasures just as much as older images. I'd not spotted this image on first glance through this album - it's on a page with four other images and measures just 6cm x 4cm. All the images were taken in Brighton, and you can make out the pier in this shot too. He's in uniform, and the album has a note from a censor inside the front cover, seemingly dated 1916. It's easy to jump to conclusions, but it has that feel of a soldier back on leave from the Great War.
To me it doesn't matter if it's his young girl or maybe his sister, even his daughter - this shot captures a moment of the purest love.
See the full set at www.flickr.com/photos/whatsthatpicture/sets/7215763290202...