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Really enjoying this thread. Every picture posted a Gem, please keep them comimg.

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I was told by the London Scotish Museum some yers ago that the serial number might not be correct.

Accoording to the MIC, Serial No. 519741 was allocated to Private Alexander Laing 14th London Regiment so I see nothing obviously wrong with the serial number. Alexander was entitled to the British War & Victory Medals and are on roll reference TP14/101 B7 Page 613.

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Steve

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Another of him. Poor condition sadly.

Had a bit of a play with the photo, as the original is quite poor it'll never be brilliant, but hope you like anyway:

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Bald, Robert #1534

Gnr – A ships steward from Glasgow and son of Mrs. G.N. Bald of Wimbledon House, Craigmore, Isle of Bute, he enlisted on 30 Sept 1915 at Rothesay. 20 Jan 1916 he was appointed acting Bombardier. 21 Jun 1916 he was transferred to the Durham Light Infantry. He qualified as a sniper with the DLI, was sent to France April 1917 and was wounded at Auty 30 March 1918. He was “repatriated” to Australia at the end of the war. 4 Highland Mountain Battery /Durham Light Infantry (Wounded)

(info. courtesy of Mike Morrison)

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Chris

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16022 Pte. Albert Walmsley, 11th Battn. N/Derby. Albert was a bomber and born in Towchester, Northants, he enlisted at Chesterfield.

Sadly kia 16.9.1917 leaving a wife and three children.

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George Henry Pickering, he enlisted when under age at Belper into the 5th N/D, was gassed twice, on the Somme and Ypres. Later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps with new number 37191. Died in the 1970's of natural causes.

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Accoording to the MIC, Serial No. 519741 was allocated to Private Alexander Laing 14th London Regiment so I see nothing obviously wrong with the serial number. Alexander was entitled to the British War & Victory Medals and are on roll reference TP14/101 B7 Page 613.

Regards

Steve

Thanks Steve. Medals not with the family now as my mother delt with her aunt's estate and they were not found then. I think I recall he was only in F&F for the last month of The War.

Had a bit of a play with the photo, as the original is quite poor it'll never be brilliant, but hope you like anyway:

http://postimage.org/image/1207zjlr8/

iJcbJ.jpg

Thank you very much Andrew, very good of you. Regards, Paul.

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5th Battn. " F " coy, Belper Territorials outside their drill hall, Belper, Derbyshire.

Hi all. I just love this thread, keep them coming. I wonder if this street is still there and mostly intact? Would make a great then and now photo.

Ceers

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Love this one. Note the creased tunics........

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Here's another entry in the most crumpled uniform competition! A Gordon & friend.

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I like this one: Three Royal Engineer NCOs

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Chris

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post card does not fit the uniform theme, thought I would post it to finish off RFC posts

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