The Only Photograph – John McGing, London c. 1940

Studio portrait of John McGing
McGing // County Meath :: Studio portrait of John McGing
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This is the only known surviving photograph of John McGing as an adult. This image illustrates him in a London studio having a formal portrait taken. A sacred heart pin is visible on his jacket. It is believed that following his marriage breakdown to his Irish wife Winifred Derrig he left for London to start a new life. They had no children. He died in 1956 aged 37 of an ‘internal pain’.

 
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