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Triumph2000
38 minutes ago, IPT said:

KOYLI?

 

35 minutes ago, mark holden said:

KOYLI post WW1.

 

I would hazard 1930s given the absence of Great War ribbons on the NCOs and soldiers.

 

Mark

 

Thank you both, KOYLI looks spot on.

 

Thanks also for the 1930s estimate, and apologies if the date makes it off topic on this forum.  

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mark holden

Glad to be of help

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Buffnut453
On ‎17‎/‎05‎/‎2018 at 11:19, FROGSMILE said:

 

I think this man is a Lancashire Fusilier with one piece shoulder title, L.grenade.F

 

 

Frogsmile (et al),

 

Apologies for resurrecting this old post but, on a whim, I reviewed the Absent Voters List for the area around where my relatives lived.  I found 2 possible candidates:

 

949 Pte Thomas Jackson, Northumberland Fusiliers (lived about 10 doors down from my relatives on South John Street)

5443 Pte Henry Matthews, Lancashire Fusiliers (lived round the corner from my relatives on Traverse Street)
 

 

I like these 2 candidates because of their low service numbers which perhaps indicate pre-war military service.  Sadly, none of the records I can locate for them provide any indication of service during the Boer War.  However, at least I have a couple of leads to chase.  

 

 

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FROGSMILE
Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, Buffnut453 said:

 

Frogsmile (et al),

 

Apologies for resurrecting this old post but, on a whim, I reviewed the Absent Voters List for the area around where my relatives lived.  I found 2 possible candidates:

 

949 Pte Thomas Jackson, Northumberland Fusiliers (lived about 10 doors down from my relatives on South John Street)

5443 Pte Henry Matthews, Lancashire Fusiliers (lived round the corner from my relatives on Traverse Street)
 

 

I like these 2 candidates because of their low service numbers which perhaps indicate pre-war military service.  Sadly, none of the records I can locate for them provide any indication of service during the Boer War.  However, at least I have a couple of leads to chase.  

 

 

 

Both regiments eventually adopted one-piece shoulder titles like that just about apparent in subject photograph.  

Edited by FROGSMILE

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themonsstar

14065 L/Cpl William Robert Littlejohn 

8th Bn Norfolk Regt who was killed on the 1st July 1916 

Remembered with Honour Thiepval Memorial 

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Grenadier Guards

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themonsstar

Early 1920s as the MGC disbanded 1922

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themonsstar

Not sure of the Cap badge

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themonsstar

Royal Garrison Artillery Malta  

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robins2

what are the trade badges shown , the last photo appears to show 2 badges above his L/Cpl stripe

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Andrew Upton
3 minutes ago, robins2 said:

what are the trade badges shown , the last photo appears to show 2 badges above his L/Cpl stripe

 

Wreathed R is for Rangefinder, the other...

Image result for rangefinder cloth badge

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robins2
1 minute ago, Andrew Upton said:

 

Wreathed R is for Rangefinder, the other...

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thank you

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FROGSMILE

I agree with Andrew regarding the Range taker badge.  Although we cannot discern the other badge my guess would be a cursive ‘L’ for gun Layer.

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mark holden

16th Londons (QWR) Weapon cleaning Long Lee Enfields.

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Mickjam

Post cards found in attic Dunstable,any ideas ?

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mark holden

Somerset Light Infantry and the other looks like Rifle Brigade

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FROGSMILE

I agree with Mark.  The man in the Rifle Brigade cap and black buttons also appears in the final photo hatless and with GS buttons and P1914 leather belt.

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Toby Brayley
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On 06/06/2018 at 22:04, mark holden said:

16th Londons (QWR) Weapon cleaning Long Lee Enfields.

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Sure they are Long Lees? They look like very much Arisakas to me!

 

Makes it even better!

Edited by Toby Brayley

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mark holden

Toby,

 

You are certainly correct I had not even thought of Arisakas!

 

Regards

 

Mark

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FROGSMILE
On 05/06/2018 at 19:01, themonsstar said:

Early 1920s as the MGC disbanded 1922

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I think it is possibly at the Machine Gun School, Netheravon, Wiltshire.  The instructors there wore MGC cap badges until 1929, when they merged with Small Arms School, Hythe.

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Toby Brayley

Some T.F lads posing. 

 

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themonsstar

Great photo 

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Toby Brayley

 London Scottish on some barges. Postmarked 1913 on rear. Interesting late use of the 1901 Bandolier. Have they roped in those gondola operators??? 

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Loader

I wonder how many of those in the photo survived the Great War? I'm sure most had no idea what was just a yr or so ahead of them.

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Derek Black
2 hours ago, Loader said:

I wonder how many of those in the photo survived the Great War? I'm sure most had no idea what was just a yr or so ahead of them.


27% did not, from work done on looking at the 1914 star roll by Drew.

 

 

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MBrockway

Those look like standard Thames punts in the foreground.

 

Could be in the stretch Richmond to Molesey?

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