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ARABIS

The lower photo is of officers from a Mercantile Marine shipping company.

 

ARABIS.

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GWF1967

Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry.  

 Can anyone id the medal ribbon please.

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GWF1967

2181. Pte. Reginald George Bierner Fry.   West Riding Reg.    Xmas 1914.

 Commissioned 9/9/1915. 

 2/Lt. West Yorkshire Reg. 

 Lt. Tank Corps. 

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Andrew Upton
4 hours ago, GWF1967 said:

Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry.  

 Can anyone id the medal ribbon please.

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British War Medal ribbon, as typically rendered by orthochromatic film, eg:

 

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GWF1967
15 hours ago, Andrew Upton said:

 

British War Medal ribbon, as typically rendered by orthochromatic film, eg:

 

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Thank you Andrew.

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GWF1967

Gnr. 913. Arthur George Barrie. 1/Lowland Brigade R.F.A.

 Pte. 272033. Labour Corps.

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GWF1967

Pte. 2275. Frank David Hawkes. R.A.M.C.

 B.1892. Braintree, Essex.

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Scalyback
6 minutes ago, GWF1967 said:

Pte. 2275. Frank David Hawkes. R.A.M.C.

 B.1892. Braintree, Essex.

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Medic as a signalman quite rare?

My time "Other skills" did not do medical duties and seen as second class. 

I know RAMC needed signals, drivers, cook and bottlewashers but duel hat?

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GWF1967
3 minutes ago, Scalyback said:

Medic as a signalman quite rare?

My time "Other skills" did not do medical duties and seen as second class. 

I know RAMC needed signals, drivers, cook and bottlewashers but duel hat?

I'm glad you thought so too. I looked online and couldn't find another. 

 He looks quite proud of his badge.

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Scalyback
16 minutes ago, GWF1967 said:

I'm glad you thought so too. I looked online and couldn't find another. 

 He looks quite proud of his badge.

 

I would also smile. Kudos to the chap, a rare find. Btw Brecon on the 19th(?) for the miltia fair?

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GWF1967
2 minutes ago, Scalyback said:

 

I would also smile. Kudos to the chap, a rare find. Btw Brecon on the 19th(?) for the miltia fair?

Sadly, I fear work will interfere with my wants and desires. 

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GWF1967

Unknown Captain. Royal Fusiliers. 

 Photo by Ward. 249 Oxford Road, Manchester.

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Loader
1 hour ago, GWF1967 said:

I'm glad you thought so too. I looked online and couldn't find another. 

 He looks quite proud of his badge.

Could he have been qualified in signals before he went into the army & took the rating test? Would he have gotten extra pay for the skill? I have to admit I've never seen such a skill badge on a RAMC man. Thanks for posting it. Maybe he was a Boy Scout when he learnt his craft?

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GWF1967
9 hours ago, Loader said:

Could he have been qualified in signals before he went into the army & took the rating test? Would he have gotten extra pay for the skill? I have to admit I've never seen such a skill badge on a RAMC man. Thanks for posting it. Maybe he was a Boy Scout when he learnt his craft?

I'm glad it was of interest. 

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Kitchener's Bugle
On ‎10‎/‎07‎/‎2018 at 00:45, Buffnut453 said:

I'm 99% convinced it's John William Duncan (6328/426012), 1st (West Lancashire) Field Company, Royal Engineers.  He lived at 49 South John Street, St.Helens, Lancashire.  His Mother was Louisa Oakes and he's named after his Dad, also John William Duncan, who died when his son was 3 years old.  Louisa then married my Great-Great Uncle, William Gamble, and had another 16 kids, of whom 3 served in WW1.  John William Duncan was raised in this family and seems to have been particularly close to William and Louisa's eldest daughter, Emily.  He joined the Army at the age of 15 in 1898, first joining the South Lancs Militia and then remustering into the King's Liverpool Regiment.  He joined the reserves in 1906 and was discharged in 1910.  He re-enlisted into the RE TF in 1914 and embarked for France on 3 Jan 1915.  He was wounded on 27 June that year.  By the end of the War, he'd been promoted to Cpl.

 

Hope this helps.  

 

Kind regards,
Mark

 

Hi Mark thanks, the Absent Voters List for St.Helens states that at 49 South John Street also lived James Gamble 3594 Pte RAF and James Gerrard, 341646 Pte RAMC....So this confirm what you believe to be True.

I am about to add the Image of John William Duncan to our Gallery if that is all right please?

http://sthelensrollsofhonour.co.uk/home

 

MANY THANKS

KB

 

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Buffnut453
4 hours ago, Kitchener's Bugle said:

 

Hi Mark thanks, the Absent Voters List for St.Helens states that at 49 South John Street also lived James Gamble 3594 Pte RAF and James Gerrard, 341646 Pte RAMC....So this confirm what you believe to be True.

I am about to add the Image of John William Duncan to our Gallery if that is all right please?

http://sthelensrollsofhonour.co.uk/home

 

MANY THANKS

KB

 

 

Yep...that's the family.  James Gamble's service info is incorrect in the AVL.  By August 1918, he was a Sgt Mech and had completed pilot training; he went to France the following month.  His older brother, George, had died in September 1917 after being commissioned from the ranks in the Rifle Brigade.  Another brother, Ernest, was in the Navy and is listed in the AVL at the Garner family's home in Traverse Street, just round the corner from South John Street (Ernest had married Sarah Garner whose brother, Joseph, was a POW).  James Gerrard married Eva Gamble, James Gamble's younger sister, in January 1916, just before he went to France with the 1/3rd West Lancs Field Ambulance.  He was awarded the MM for actions in the early stages of 3rd Ypres.  

 

By all means post the image to the Gallery area of the St.Helens Rolls of Honour website.  I go there quite a lot, given that all my family is from there.  

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GWF1967

WO1.  Frank Franks.  36844.  R.A.M.C. 

M.I.D. L.G. 13/7/1916

Meritorious Service Medal (East Africa). L.G. 7/2/1919. 

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GWF1967

South Wales Borderers.

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themonsstar

Two Royal Engineer photos

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Two Welch PC 

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Group of Officers 

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Two officers 

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Toby Brayley

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Kitchener Recruit (?) with 1888 "Slade Wallace" Valise Equipment.  Can anyone shed light on the insignia on his arm please? 

 

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Toby Brayley

Royal Engineers at rest. Note the economy Service Dress dating this as wartime. It is interesting to see a Mk1 SMLE still in use. 

 

 

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Toby Brayley

Scottish Horse.   Note he is armed with Arisaka Carbine and Bayonet. 

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GWF1967

London Regiment. T.F. 

 " Easter Training 1913. 7th City Battalion"  Hoylake?

 

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