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I'm going to start putting numbers next to the names, but these are scanning numbers for reference only and have nothing to do with the subject. This is one I've struggled on. At first I thought (hoped!) it was East Kent Mounted Rifles, but now am leaning towards Army Remount Service. What do you think? ec1219 name is Mansfield.

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Tomorrow I'll list all 50-odd regiments that I've identified so far, and the number of occurrences for each one (so for the Middlesex Regiment I've found 31, with names like Friendentag and Fusch).

Jon.

Finally tonight one for the New Zealanders. Here we have the New Zealand Rifle Brigade 'The Dinks'. ec1008 the name is Williams.

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Jonathon,

Ref. post 27. ec1183 Windsor.

Capbadge is Royal Naval Air Service.

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Hello all.

Doug, you're right, I misread the name. Sorry about that. It should be Blinkhouse, not Blinkerhouse.

Jon.

Hi Jon,

No Blinkhouse either.

There are these three possibilities:

258, Pte, Blinkhorn Benjamin, 27th Battalion,

2331A, Pte, Blinkhorn, Cecil Bertie, 1st Pioneers

1873, Pte, Blinkhorne, Cecil James, 1st M.G. BN

Doug

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If it is Cecil James Blinkhorne what you may have there is a photograph of Cecil with his bride Florance Ashby.

Florance and Cecil were married 10 April 1918 at the Parish Church, Ightham. Florance was a spinster and Cecil a widower. Cecil was born in New Zealand. Also, he was admitted to hospital in Sevenoakes in December 1916. He returned to Australia in 1919 with his wife.

You can see his WWI record at the Australian National Archives.

Doug

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Superb quality.

Bernard

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Hi

the only Blinkhouse I can find with Aussie connection

Sands Directories: Sydney and New South Wales, Australia, 1861-1933

about Percy Blinkhouse

Name/Business Name: Percy Blinkhouse

Year: 1926

Page No: 968

Sands Directories: Sydney and New South Wales, Australia, 1861-1933

about Percy Blinkhouse

Name/Business Name: Percy Blinkhouse

Year: 1927

Page No: 1000

Both addresses are the same 19 Smith street.

Mel

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Jonathon,

I've posted a request on the navy section for a Navy List look up. This may give us a christian name for your naval flyer WINDSOR. (It may also give us several.)

Al.

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Another RAF one, does this mean the photo can be dated to 1918? ec1042 name is Marsh.

Any idea what the bars are, alongside the capbadge?

And I`m surprised to see the RNAS man wearing both RAF/RFC & RN wings!

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QUOTE (Phil_B @ Jul 12 2008, 12:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any idea what the bars are, alongside the capbadge?

And I`m surprised to see the RNAS man wearing both RAF/RFC & RN wings!

Mmm. I'm wondering if this was some sort of novelty photo to mark the transition from RNAS to RAF. What are your thoughts?

Al.

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Hi Brett, no Evans or Ayres I'm afraid.

Hi Ralph, Remount for sure, thanks.

Hi Al, RNAS and RAF wings, does that mean this plate can be dated to 1918 for sure?

Doug and Mel, thanks for your hard work. If it turns out to be Blinkhorne that would be amazing! Ightham is not far from Sevenoaks. All the names were hand written on the negatives and therefore open to interpretation. I''ll scan just the name on Monday and post it up so you can see what you think it says.

OK, here is a list of the identified regiments or corps so far. The number is the amount of plates for that regiment/corps, starting with the most.

91 unidentified/no insignia

45 Royal Army Service Corps

44 Royal Field Artillery

38 Queen's Own Royal West Kents

33 Middlesex Regiment

20 Royal Army medical Corps

18 Queen's Own Dorsetshire Yeomanry

12 The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)

12 Royal Navy

9 King's OwnLancaster Regiment

9 Royal East Kent Regiment (The Buffs)

8 Volunteer Aid Detachment

8 Essex Yeomanry

7 Royal Engineers

7 Royal Flying Corps

6 Royal Fusiliers

6 Devonshire Regiment

6 General Service Corps

5 Cyclist Corps

5 East Surrey Regiment

5 Wiltshire Regiment

4 The King's Liverpool Regiment

4 Highland Light Infantry

4 Royal Naval Air Service

4 unidentified Australian

3 Prince of Wales Own West Yorkshire Regiment

3 Royal Army Chaplin Service

3 Rifle Brigade

3 Hertfordshire Yeomanry

3 Royal Highlanders of Canada

3 unidentified Canadian

3 Suffolk Regiment

3 South Lancashire Regiment

2 Royal Air Force

2 Royal Norfolk Regiment

2 City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders)

2 Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)

2 Guards?

2 Dorsetshire Regiment

2 New Zealand Rifle Brigade (The Dinks)

2 Machine Gun Corps

2 West Surrey Regiment

2 Royal Engineers Signal Service

2 Unknown French Alpine Regiment?

2 possibly Ox & Bucks Light Infantry

2 London Scottish

then one each of the following:

Essex Regiment

Royal Warwickshire Regiment

King's Royal Rifle Corps York and Lancaster Regiment

Sussex Yeomanry

12th Batt. London Regiment (The Rangers)

Leicestershire Regiment

New Zealand 12th (Nelson) Regiment

The Welsh Regiment

5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales)

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Army Remount Service

Army Vetinary Corps

4th Hussars

Cheshire Regiment

unknown New Zealand

King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

East Lancashire

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ARABIS has come up trumphs with this

" The November 1917 Navy List gives a Probationary Flight Officer Walter A. Windsor R.N.A.S., [seniority 3/6/17] under instruction at Cranwell.

He is listed as a Lieutenant R.A.F., Miscellaneous in the December 1918 Navy List.

There is also a Lt. G. H. Windsor R.A.F., serving in the seaplane carrier Campania in the Dec. 1918 Navy List. Can't find him in any previous Navy Lists though.

David. "

I've also found a MIC for a Walter Astley Windsor. Quite possibly the same.

Al.

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Mmm. I'm wondering if this was some sort of novelty photo to mark the transition from RNAS to RAF. What are your thoughts?

Al.

Are we sure he is RNAS? He may have a badge on his right cuff but weren`t naval wings worn on left cuff?

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I missed off the list..

5 Kent Cyclist battalion

3 Kent Yeomanry?

and thanks to Al,

1 CEF Dental Corps Overseas.

Now for some names starting with the

Middlesex Regiment:

Capt. Robertson 1495, 1499, 1502

Officer (rank not visible) Weiginton 1503

Officer Adamson 1488, 1489

2nd.Lt. Marshall 1259

group photo (possibly signal platoon) named to Marshall 1274, 1275

group photo including a car 3/7th Wooldridge 1474

family group Jopaliam (with slip on titles) 1444, 1445

C.F. Smith 1031

Friendentag 1053, 1054

Fusch 1055

Fray 1056

Field 1079

Ginney 1128

Neill 1134

Borgest 1182

Winter 1186

Maymark 1193

Smart 1194

Bouckanfur? 1342

Field 1376

Walters 1379

Wardorf 1423

Blaus 1446

East Kent (The Buffs)

2ndLt. Weldon 122, 1313

officer Ackland 1493

Medic/Bandsman? Franks 1258

C. Smith 2/5th Batt. 1258, 1464

Slate 5th Batt. 1466

C.W. Smith 1286

Queen's Own Royal West Kents

Lt.Col. Whatney 1494, 1500

Capt. Waydelin 1455

2nd.Lt. Waite 1116, 1153

2nd.Lt Thompson 1119, 1120, 1124

2nd.Lt. Westacott 1232, 1233

2nd.Lt. Rainer 1510

officer Kennedy 1443

Sgt. Whyntie 1405

Sgt. Wilson 1244

Cpl. Ryealey 1406

Cpl. Martin 1265

L.Cpl. Whyntie 1167

L.Cpl. H.A. Smith 1297

Signaller H. Martin (Military Medal) copy photograph 1266

Bugler Woolven 1207

Yorkeston 1169

Turner 1174

Wheeler 1208

Malcolm 1263

A.B. Wilden 1314

C. Wills 1315

Tingley 1344

Kent Cyclist Battalion

2nd.Lt. then Capt. Thompson 1104, 1122, 1123, 1124

Walker 1211

Kent Yeomanry

Urben? 1159

Yeoman? 1170

Talbot (mb platoon?) 1329

Once again I'll stress that the numbers next to the names are cataloguing numbers and not part of a service number, etc, so if a name has two numbers next to it that means we have two different photographs of that person.

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I'd say 1140 is both Royal Fusiliers (left) and Grenadier Guards (right)

The Aussie in post 8 (Mansfield) is, I would say, either 4th, 8th or 12th Battalions. They all had a white-over-colour patch; if pushed, I'd suggest 8th, as red seems to come out palest in a black and white print. The 4th Bn was white over green, and the 12th, over blue.

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