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Hello All ?? How does one put a photo into this Forum ??

Have managed it in another type of Forum - but this ???

Please note ; I am THICK - so please be gentle with me.

Sadsac

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If you are still stuck please PM me and we'll get it uploaded.

David

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MONS*, thanks for yours but did not understand at all - did warn you that I am TTHHIICCKK !!!

DAVE - have PM'd you !

Sadsac

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DAVID, think you have done it for me - trying now !!

Find here a photo of my maternal Grandfather Private C.H. (Harry) BURRELL, MM.

He was a driver in Army Service Corps. He served 1914 to 1918.

Fought on Somme & Paschendale. Gassed on Somme.

Thought his uniform may be of interest to `Buffs' of that sort of research.

He was in a sence in a very `privileged' postion, for in those days not many `working class' chaps could drive of course.

Hopefully, if I have followed David's directions correctly the photo will come out - here goes !!

Sadsac

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YOIKS & TALLY HO - it worked, thanks Dave from Harry Burrell AND

SADSAC

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Fantastic photograph Sadsac.

He looks a great man.

All the best

David

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Sadsac,

Nice photo, with a couple of unusual features. First the belt of a pattern which I've never seen before and he's also wearing collar badges which didn't appear until postwar, but at the sametime they don't appear to be ASC collars, or if they are they're the smallest I've ever seen. The photo certainly appears to be a wartime photo rather than postwar as there's no evidence of overseas chevrons. Was he in any motoring organisation before the war as I believe(rightly or wrongly) some organisations like the 'AA' transferred volunteer personnel to the ASC due to their driving skills?

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Could the photo be of a Canadian?

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DAVID thanks for that, Dear old GDAD would be pleased - went out their, did his `stint' - one of the lucky ones to return, survived gassing, `slight' wound and the dreaded `Spanish (American ??) Flu. Ran a PUB for 30 years (& he did not drink - poor old boy had GOUT - as I have - but now Doc gives me a pill !!!

GRAHAM - not too sure about uniform / Regt. etc. I only know that he was, at one time ASC - whether he was in the photo, not sure. Wonder if anyone can identify the Lapel Badges - may give a clue. As far as I know it was `wartime' photo. As to being `AA` - no real idea, but he was driving prior to 1914, so must have had some `fluemce' with somebody.

YEOMAN - Canadian NO - he was of good English `Yeoman Stock'.

No denigration of the Canadians implied - great bunch of fellows !!

Sadsac

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