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Devonshire Regiment

Sgt. Martin 1201

L.Cpl. Newman 7th Batt. 1132

Nicholls 1129

Wood 1203

Sims 1310

Maidment 1412

Newman 1135

Leicestershire Regiment

officer Walters 1147

12th County of London batt. (The Rangers)

Wells 1241

Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Capt. Ballantyre 1487

King's Royal Rifle Corps (or possibly 11th Batt. County of London)

Mayne 1040

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Rifle Brigade

2nt.Lt. Bond 1486

Mayne 1078

Smythe 1470

City of London Yeomanry (Roughriders)

Bligh 1419, 1476

Royal Army Service Corps

Lt. Wallis 1508

Lt. Taylor 1408

2nd.Lt. Martin 1196, 1276, 1273, 1420

2nd.Lt. B. Smith 1189, 1190, 1279, 1459, 1460, 1461 (group), 1462

officer Banon 1435

officer Thompson 1127, 1106, 1101

officer Westacott 1234

Sgt. Nickson 1081, 1327

Sgt. Martin group photos 1143, 1141, 1215

Cpl. Whitcombe 1050, 1052, 1166, 1165, 1164

Kelly 1390, 1392

Tanner 1373

Taylor 1324

Couling 1277

Martin 1148

Newdeck 1133

Niell 1007

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The unknown NZ, 3rd Coy (15th Northland) Auckland Regiment. I'm unable to see any cloth Bn insignia to indicate which Bn exactly he was from.

Hope this helps.

Dave

post-3541-1216118747.jpg

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Peter, for a list of the Buffs see post 47.

Thanks for that.

Peter

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Steve Broomfield is correct 1429/1430 Towlson is indeed Volunteer Training Corps and wearing the red armbad with the letters 'GR' in black and so some wag christened them 'Gorgeous Recks'. The uniform was actually grey/green in colour as instructed by the War Office, who had the monopoly on khaki SD.

Graham,

I,ve heard the nickame 'The Gorgeous Recks' before.What does the 'GR' actually stand for?

Thanks,

Anthony.

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Simon,

Thanks for that.It always seems obvious when someone explains.

Anthony.

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Have messaged Bushfighter to see if Harry can help with the Loyal Noth Lancs....

Thanks for sharing this great find with us, Matt

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Cyclist Corps

Martin 1064

Wilkinson 1013

Connell 1075

Mathews 1067

Marshall 1162

Hertfordshire Yeomanry

Cook 1069

Smith 1039

Mason 1066

Derbyshire Regiment (sherwood Foresters)

Coates 1340, 1341

Royal Norfolk Regiment

Waldy 1452, 1453

East Surrey Regiment

Sgt Mayne 1041

Snape 1458

Towlson 1418, 1427, 1428

Prince of Wales Own West Yorkshire regiment

2nd.Lt. Boots 1197, 1218

Webb 1375

New Zealand 12th (Nelson) Regiment

L.Cpl. Silcock

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Australians eh? OK, I've found three of them. The first two are named Mansfield.

A close-up of Mansfield's collar badge.

Mansfield, the Australian in post # 8 looks to be 12th Battalion, white over light blue rectangular colour patch.

Three possible contenders, all have being in England on their service records various dates 1916 -1918:

451 Alfred James

2054 Harold Ellis

4505 Thomas

Cheers

Chris

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Highland Light Infantry

officer Whitehead 1288, 1290

Royal Army Medical Corps

Lt.Col. Barkley 1437

officer Wagstaffe 1146

Sgt. Wise (with two other Sergeants) 1294

Sgt. Weaver 1238

Cpl. Maxtea 1413

L.Cpl. Marriott 1210

L.Cpl. Usher 1209

Worthington 1213

Wardel 1202

Sims 1309, 1311

Warde 1383

Todd 1414

Martin 1421

Blair 1440

Tannenbaum 1328

Kirkella (group photo showing 3/1 R.A.M.C football team) 1345

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1234 WESTACOTT PHILIP RASC (survived) TO MESOPOTAMIA 9-11-1917 of TURVINS FARM DUNTON GREEN SEVENOAKS BORN 1892 SOMERSET SON OF WALTER and MARY father a farmer. Ralph.

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Mansfield, the Australian in post # 8 looks to be 12th Battalion, white over light blue rectangular colour patch.

Three possible contenders, all have being in England on their service records various dates 1916 -1918:

451 Alfred James

2054 Harold Ellis

4505 Thomas

Cheers

Chris

Chris,

Check post #76 (Andrew P) and post #85 (me) and see if you agree with us to this being a photo of Harold Ellis MANSFIELD.

Cheers,

Tim L.

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1437 LT COL JAMES BARKLEY MID 24/12/17 LG PAGE 13486 TO FRANCE 21/12/14 AWARDED DSO LG PAGE 31092 31/12/1918 address ATHBEATH SANDY LANE CHEAM SURREY. Ralph.

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1328 MONTAGUE TANNENBAUM 93282 Silver War Badge awarded.

1413 suspect him to be MAXTED ALFRED R CPL 2967 RAMC. Ralph.

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Great find. Brilliant to see such good quality pictures.

Richard Usher of the 1/4th Kings Own Royal Lancasters was from Coniston in the Lakes; a keen tennis player, cricketer and footballer he represented the local institute in all three. He managed the clerical part of his father's building business and attained quite rapid promotion on his enlisting in 1914. At the time of his death following the Kings Own's fateful attack on German held village of Guillemont on the Somme he was an acting Company Quarter master Sergeant in the Battalion. Growing up he had been an active member of the scout movement. The sad news reached the village on the same day that news of another Coniston lad's death, L/Cpl Sol Robinson arrived(details from the local press)

Hope this helps.

Perhaps if you posted some of the other Kings Own lads I might be able to help a little more.

Anthony

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also there is record in the 60th divisional cyclist company of a G K Marshall. Although I presume there was more than one with that surname.

Ken

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1418/1427/1428 Towlson further to Kens post GUY S TOWLSON PTE 17662 BORN 1896 CHESHUNT SON OF SAMUEL and LYDIA.Ralph.

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The unknown NZ, 3rd Coy (15th Northland) Auckland Regiment. I'm unable to see any cloth Bn insignia to indicate which Bn exactly he was from.

Hope this helps.

Dave

There are 2 Keeys that it could be.

Surname KEEYS

Given Name Horace Stanley

Category Nominal Roll Vol. 2

Regimental Number 26856

Rank Private

Next of Kin Title Mrs Lucy

Next of Kin Surname KEEYS

Next of Kin Relationship Wife

Next of Kin Address C/- CPO Auckland

Roll 41

Page 6

Occupation Painter

He embarked from NZ 1916

Cenotaph database; http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/c...riginalID=76596

or

Surname KEEYS

Given Name Leonard

Category Nominal Roll Vol. 1

Regimental Number 10/1270

Rank Private

Body or Draft Second

Unit or Regiment Wellington Infantry Batln

Marital Status S

Last NZ Address Arahuri

Next of Kin Title V W

Next of Kin Surname KEEYS

Next of Kin Relationship Brother

Next of Kin Address Dahlia St Palmerston North

He embarked from NZ 1914

Cenotaph database; http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/c...riginalID=47473

Probably the picture is of Horace Stanley Keeys

Christine

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Dave, here's the unidentified New Zealander. 1389 Keeys.

There's two choices for someone named Keeys:

Surname KEEYS

Given Name Leonard

Category Nominal Roll Vol. 1

Regimental Number 10/1270

Rank Private

Body or Draft Second

Unit or Regiment Wellington Infantry Batln

Marital Status S

Last NZ Address Arahuri

Next of Kin Title V W

Next of Kin Surname KEEYS

Next of Kin Relationship Brother

Next of Kin Address Dahlia St Palmerston North

Surname KEEYS

Given Name Horace Stanley

Category Nominal Roll Vol. 2

Regimental Number 26856

Rank Private

Next of Kin Title Mrs Lucy

Next of Kin Surname KEEYS

Next of Kin Relationship Wife

Next of Kin Address C/- CPO Auckland

Roll 41

Page 6

Occupation Painter

I think it's the latter - who was in the 17th reinforcements of the Auckland Infantry - due to the shap of the badges. Dave, what do you think?

Snap, Christine :D

Allie

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Check post #76 (Andrew P) and post #85 (me) and see if you agree with us to this being a photo of Harold Ellis MANSFIELD.

Tim,

I hadn't seen either Andrew's or your posts and was going to suggest that you would probably sort out which one it actually was. I think you are right and, call it intuition or whatever, but my gut feeling was Harold Ellis.

Well done Mate.

Cheers

Chris

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Unfortunately the photo of the Australian soldier called Young might be a bit harder to identify. He does look to have a 1st Division (or 4th Brigade) patch though.

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I think it's the latter - who was in the 17th reinforcements of the Auckland Infantry - due to the shap of the badges. Dave, what do you think?

Snap, Christine :D

Allie

Concur with the later.

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Are you sure the Norfolk Regt is named as "Royal"? The royal prefix was awarded 1935/6. (Hope I'm not being pinickerty!!)

Lionboxer

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