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Grovetown
4 minutes ago, Drew-1918 said:

 

 

I would be very grateful for any identification on this soldier's unit. 

 

Close-up of cap badge followed by background detail. 

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My guess would be Bedfordshire Regt.

 

Cheers,

 

GT.

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Drew-1918
1 minute ago, Grovetown said:

 

My guess would be Bedfordshire Regt.

 

Cheers,

 

GT.

Many thanks. That seems to fit well. 

Cheers,

 

Chris

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CorporalPunishment

Definitely Bedfordshire Regiment. Pete.

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FROGSMILE
1 hour ago, Drew-1918 said:

I see. I could not see any red stripe, but see where you were coming from now. 

 

Looking again I think that you are right, Drew.  The most pale coloured (blue) stripes that I can see is 5 and what I thought was a 6th, red one appears to be just a fold in the material of his sleeve.  It’s still a good photo though.

Edited by FROGSMILE

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Toby Brayley

TF.  Would welcome the thoughts of the pals hive mind... Kitchener's or Civvys playing dress up? The civilian jackets all seem to match and he is wearing the issue Plimsoll.  They are armed with CLLEs. 

 

Regards

Toby 

TF what hants.jpg

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FROGSMILE

Very odd!  I think that they are POWOV South Lancashire’s.  The distinct way the men in civilian clothes are dressed is very reminiscent of C1916 IRA, but it seems too early (CLLEs etc) for them to be playing ‘enemy’.  The only other option would be a partially equipped Kitchener battalion as you have said.

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Toby Brayley

Thank you. I guess 100+ years later we will just never know 100%! 

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elliot#1

Thought I would bump this thread back up with a postcard I've had a while now. Titled "After Romani". 

After Ramadi.jpg

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear elliot#1,

Two Officers, ten Sergeants, plenty of sand...

A highly interesting Image!

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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elliot#1
1 hour ago, Kimberley John Lindsay said:

Dear elliot#1,

Two Officers, ten Sergeants, plenty of sand...

A highly interesting Image!

Kindest regards,

Kim.

 

I've always assumed that it relates to the Battle of Ramadi in 1917, but I may of course be wrong. For those interested, it is addressed to a Miss L Glover, The Vicarage, Canning Road, Addiscombe, Surrey. From what looks like Harry ? Wilding. "Best Wishes for a Happy Xmas".

 

Elliot

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GWF1967

 

R.A.M.C. Unnamed. Blackpool Photographer. Service Record listed as - 

 

"1917 - 

Aug.

4th. Boulogne. 

 5th. Rouen. 

11th. Saily-Sur-La-Lys. 

12th. Fort Rumpo (M.D.S). 

14th. Brickstack (Chappele Armentieres)

17th. Wellington Avenue (R.A.P).

31st. Square Farm (R.A.P). 

Sept. 

2nd. Leith Walk (R.A.P). 

17th. Estaires. 

19th. Chocques. 

20th. Laires. 

Oct. 

19th. Compagne. 

20th. Poperhinge. 

21st. Poperinge. 

24th. Pellisur Farm (White Mill). 

26th. Fusilier House. Cement House. 

27th. Pig+ Whistle. Eagle Trench. Lewis Tower? Farm. Olga House. Duckboards. Captured Ground". 

         

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Toby Brayley

Royal Artillery, postmarked 1909.  

 

Unusual to see them in 1888 Slade Wallace Equipment. They are armed with the CLLE. 

Arty 1888.jpg

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FROGSMILE
6 hours ago, Toby Brayley said:

Royal Artillery, postmarked 1909.  

 

Unusual to see them in 1888 Slade Wallace Equipment. They are armed with the CLLE. 

Arty 1888.jpg

 

I suspect that they are TF.  Is that an officer at front or the acting sergeant major (4-chevrons and crown above right cuff)?

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Toby Brayley

I suspected TF also. On closer inspection the man at the front is an Officer, his cuff rank can is just visible.  He is in the pre 1912 OSD, with a binocular case mounted on his belt. 

 

 

Arty 1888 officer.jpg

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FROGSMILE

Yes I can discern his cuff rank in the enlargement. 

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

I apologize in advance for the poor quality of this card, from the local archive.

Of 1st VB, Welsh Regiment 1906, somewhere on Salisbury Plain.

A very grainy poorly focussed image.

Nevertheless:
 

!st VB Welsh Regiment 1906 (Sm).jpg

 

The card is addressed to Mrs. J. Ladd, 7 Church Street, Cardigan.

The message side is badly damaged but reads:

 

..........................

.................tomorrow.

...............lock will

........2 sunday

Edited by Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

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IPT
41 minutes ago, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

The card is addressed to Mrs. J. Ladd, 7 Church Street, Cardigan.

 

 

2141 Pte Walter Llewellyn Ladd, Welsh Regiment, is buried in Cardigan Cemetery.  He was the son of John and Hannah Mary Ladd, of 7, Church Street, Cardigan.

 

The postcard may have been from one of his older brothers, David or Thomas.

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
45 minutes ago, IPT said:

2141 Pte Walter Llewellyn Ladd, Welsh Regiment, is buried in Cardigan Cemetery. 

Yes, of course he is. Thanks.

I had forgotten that.

Drowned in the river just down stream of his home, and also final resting place.

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Jools mckenna

"Our Captain!" 

Can anybody tell what cap badge this man is wearing? 

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

Hard to tell.

Could be roundish like RE.

Could be star-like, like ASC.

Can't see a cannon, but it could be RA.

 

The badge is only 8 x 11 px, so you can see what you want.

A hi-res scan of the badge and his collar dogs  at 1200 dpi would help.

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Jools mckenna
21 minutes ago, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

Hard to tell.

Could be roundish like RE.

Could be star-like, like ASC.

Can't see a cannon, but it could be RA.

 

The badge is only 8 x 11 px, so you can see what you want.

A hi-res scan of the badge and his collar dogs  at 1200 dpi would help.

A close up photo is the best I can provide. My scanner isn't that Good.

WP_20190306_21_08_19_Pro (2).jpg

WP_20190306_21_08_16_Pro (2).jpg

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

Yes it looks more star-like. Definitely has radiations.

ASC?

Not RGA, not RE.

The collar dogs don't seem to match the cap badge though.

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear All,

I would guess at ASC.

Apart from that, it is a super - because candid - photo.

One of the thousands of Officers from the middle- and upper-middle classes: called upon to do unpalatable duty because it was 'The Done Thing' - when, in normal times, such men would have been shaping their lives constructively...

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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Muerrisch
31 minutes ago, Kimberley John Lindsay said:

Dear All,

I would guess at ASC.

Apart from that, it is a super - because candid - photo.

One of the thousands of Officers from the middle- and upper-middle classes: called upon to do unpalatable duty because it was 'The Done Thing' - when, in normal times, such men would have been shaping their lives constructively...

Kindest regards,

Kim.

 

Come now!

Why might he not be a provincial grammar school man, solicitor's clerk, Inns of Court or Artists Rifles corporal, commissioned in 1915?

Or a regular CSM, earmarked in summer 1914 for battlefield commissioning in the event of war?

Or a second son of a peer, minor public school and inherited brewery shares?

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ajsmith
On 27/02/2019 at 13:10, elliot#1 said:

 

I've always assumed that it relates to the Battle of Ramadi in 1917, but I may of course be wrong. For those interested, it is addressed to a Miss L Glover, The Vicarage, Canning Road, Addiscombe, Surrey. From what looks like Harry ? Wilding. "Best Wishes for a Happy Xmas".

 

There was a Battle of Romani 3-5 August 1916, the last battle of the Suez Campaign.

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