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James Brown

I had an email from a lady who was looking for information on John Duffy Royal Scots Fusliers. She said that the only information she had was a photo and that he had been KIA F&F. When I recieved the photo it had the number 374 on it. Did the usual searches and the four "374's" that came up on the SDGW had no connection with RSF. Residence - Lanarkshire/Glasgow area is the only other clue.

Has anyone seen this photo before?

Confirm RSF Uniform?

Long Shot - Identify the background?

Thanks

James

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BottsGreys

I think the "374" is the photographer's negative or other filing reference number for this image and doesn't refer to any of the men.

Chris

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Alan Abbott

Hi James,

From CWGC database there appear to be four candidates - all private soldiers (3 x J Duffy's & one John Duffy):-

J Duffy 6th Bn RSF 24/10/1915 No.12009 Blauwepoort Farm Cemetery

J Duffy 2nd Bn RSF 23/04/1917 No.15515 Bootham Cemetery, Heninel

John Duffy 6th/7th Bn RSF Age 37 31/07/1917 No.19227 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Husband of Grace Duffy, of 9, Cavendish Place, South Side, Glasgow)

J Duffy 1st Bn RSF 23/08/1918 No.40923 Warry Copse Cemetery, Courcelles-Le-Comte

Plus the soldiers in the photo all appear to be privates and have no markings on their uniforms eg. wound stripes, medal ribbons, etc, so in my ignorance I would assume this photo is of the early days of this unit.

Regards,

Alan.

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James Brown
I think the "374" is the photographer's negative or other filing reference number for this image and doesn't refer to any of the men.

Is this a common feature on Photographs of the that era?

Certainly there is no connection with the number on Photo and the individuals that came up on a search on SDGW.

Although I have come across Photographs where the number did refer to a serial number of an individual in the frame.

Thanks Chris

Hi James,

From CWGC database there appear to be four candidates - all private soldiers (3 x J Duffy's & one John Duffy):-

J Duffy 6th Bn RSF 24/10/1915 No.12009 Blauwepoort Farm Cemetery

J Duffy 2nd Bn RSF 23/04/1917 No.15515 Bootham Cemetery, Heninel

John Duffy 6th/7th Bn RSF Age 37 31/07/1917 No.19227 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Husband of Grace Duffy, of 9, Cavendish Place, South Side, Glasgow)

J Duffy 1st Bn RSF 23/08/1918 No.40923 Warry Copse Cemetery, Courcelles-Le-Comte

Plus the soldiers in the photo all appear to be privates and have no markings on their uniforms eg. wound stripes, medal ribbons, etc, so in my ignorance I would assume this photo is of the early days of this unit.

Regards,

Alan.

Hi Alan

I looked up the 4 individuals on SDGW and have passed on this info. I also did a search on the number and came up with 4 men. But alas they had no connection with Glasgow/Lanark.

Thanks again Pals

Regards

James

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