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Modern reproduction photograph.

Wounded men from Builth Wells, Mid Wales.  All appear to be wearing wound stripes and/or overseas service chevrons on civilian clothing, with Silver War Badges worn on the wrong lapel. 

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46 minutes ago, GWF1967 said:

Silver War Badges worn on the wrong lapel. 

Reversed image possibly?

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19 minutes ago, Gardenerbill said:

Reversed image possibly?

But they do correctly have wound stripes on the left, and overseas service chevrons on the right sleeves of their civilian jackets. I doubt they would have worn them on the wrong sides.

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

But they do correctly have wound stripes on the left, and overseas service chevrons on the right sleeves of their civilian jackets. I doubt they would have worn them on the wrong sides.

 

 

Indeed. The jacket buttons are also on the correct side.

There is also statistically less chance of seeing a group of four left handed ex-servicemen. 

 The two men on the left look like they are perhaps related. 

 

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7 hours ago, GWF1967 said:

The two men on the left look like they are perhaps related. 

 

I wouldn't be surprised if the two on the right also turned out to be brothers.

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Three pals probably taken on the Somme in late 1916 the man on the left has the patch of the 16th West Yorks 1st Bradford Pals on his left shoulder. Tidied it up a bit as the original is sepia coloured and perhaps beginning to fade

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17 hours ago, GWF1967 said:

Modern reproduction photograph.

Wounded men from Builth Wells, Mid Wales.  All appear to be wearing wound stripes and/or overseas service chevrons on civilian clothing, with Silver War Badges worn on the wrong lapel. 

Builth Wells Men. (2).jpg

A great image of a type I’ve not seen before.  It’s made me wonder if all these men were wounded in the same offensive such as Somme Jul 1916 and discharged subsequently.  Thank you for posting.

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On 30/04/2020 at 23:01, GWF1967 said:

6th (Rifle) Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment T.F.  (43rd Provisional Battalion?)  Weybourne Camp August 1915. 

Top Row. Leesdale, Lowe, Taylor, ?

2nd Row. MacMillan, Wren, Adamson.

Bottom Row. Hyde, ?, Blower.

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Top row...missing name is possibly Carr.

Bottom row...missing name is possibly Dempsey. Stand to be corrected though.

 

Margaret

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On 15/05/2021 at 17:45, Margaretnolan said:

Top row...missing name is possibly Carr.

Bottom row...missing name is possibly Dempsey. Stand to be corrected though.

 

Margaret

Thanks for looking.  Dempsey looks good. 

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C3?,   

A3, 

D8? -  To," Miss M. Williams, Garmonfa, Capel Garmon, Llanwrst, N. Wales. - Ypres, Friday. 

Visiting the battlefields to day, Hill 60 etc. Will tell you all when we come home. Hope you are alright. E+L". 

"Captured German 11" Railway Gun. Amiens, 1918"

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Super photo GWF1967, thank you for posting.  I’m not 100% positive but the tank in the upper two photos might be quite a famous one.  If I’ve got it right it was involved in a famous action and the crew had to bale out and shelter in the lee of the tank’s off side whilst under a hail of fire.  I think that one crew member died, but that junior officer i/c managed to get the rest of his men away.  @Gareth Davies will be able to advise if I have crossed wires.  Was it Amiens, or Cambrai Gareth?

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I am not sure what action you are referring to Frogsmile but I do know that I am confused by A3. What was an A Bn tank doing in Zillebeke?

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On 14/05/2021 at 22:16, GWF1967 said:

Modern reproduction photograph.

Wounded men from Builth Wells, Mid Wales.  All appear to be wearing wound stripes and/or overseas service chevrons on civilian clothing, with Silver War Badges worn on the wrong lapel. 

Builth Wells Men. (2).jpg

I see no reason to believe the photo is reversed and the Silver War Badges are being worn on the correct lapel as intended.  Regulations for its wear stated “it will be worn on the right breast or on the right lapel of the jacket with plain clothes only” and that’s what each man is doing.

 

Steve

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On 31/05/2021 at 17:21, SteveE said:

I see no reason to believe the photo is reversed and the Silver War Badges are being worn on the correct lapel as intended.  Regulations for its wear stated “it will be worn on the right breast or on the right lapel of the jacket with plain clothes only” and that’s what each man is doing.

 

Steve

Thanks for the clarification. I was happy the photo wasn't reversed;  I'll blame my G.Grandfather for leading me astray.

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Frederick Garnham Reeve.   B.  Ipswich 1896. 

"76917.  E Sub. 36 Batt. R.F.A. - Piers Hill Bks. Edinburgh"

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Another card featuring,

2nd Cpl. Gordon Henry Atkinson. 62122. 9th Signal Coy. Royal Engineers.  Front row, second from left.

 His postcard collection is spread between at least 3 forum members.

 

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"Leave Train". Royal Engineers. Railway Operating Division.  "Destination Unknown".

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19 minutes ago, GWF1967 said:

Another card featuring,

2nd Cpl. Gordon Henry Atkinson. 62122. 9th Signal Coy. Royal Engineers.  Front row, second from left.

 His postcard collection is spread between at least 3 forum members.

 

Quite a good view of the officer’s collar badges with T beneath for Territorial and still wearing the special TF pattern grenade design (similarly worn by RA equivalents) without the UBIQUE scroll awarded to the regulars.  That differential was abolished after the war.

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14 minutes ago, GWF1967 said:

"Leave Train". Royal Engineers. Railway Operating Division.  "Destination Unknown".

 

A great example of the irrepressible humour of soldiery.

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A Cabinet Card I've just received. HMS Belleraphon. Photographers Thirlwell and Co. 

No other information.

 

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1 hour ago, Margaretnolan said:

Thirlwell and Co.

A quick Google suggests they were based in Teeside.

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8 hours ago, seaJane said:

A quick Google suggests they were based in Teeside.

 

Thank you.

 

There is a list of places on the back. Apologies, I meant to include it.

 

Margaret

 

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12 hours ago, Margaretnolan said:

A Cabinet Card I've just received. HMS Belleraphon. Photographers Thirlwell and Co. 

No other information.

 

 

I wonder if he survived, his then ship did.  From Wiki:

 

”The Bellerophon-class battleship was a group of three dreadnought battleships that were built for the Royal Navy in the first decade of the 20th century. The sister ships spent most of their careers assigned to the Home and Grand Fleets. Aside from participating in the Battle of Jutland in May 1916, and the inconclusive action of 19 August several months later, their service during the First World War generally consisted of routine patrols and training in the North Sea.”

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I do wonder if he survived but doubt I’ll ever know Frogsmile.

 

Thank you for the additional information, very much appreciated.

 

Margaret

 

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This one was titled At Ease.

Photographer G.R. Mackay's Studios, North Bridge, Edinburgh, and 70 Leith Walk, Leith.

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