edwardus Posted 21 November , 2011 Share Posted 21 November , 2011 Hello I am trying to trace the wartime service of my great uncle, Henry Benjamin Casey. We have one photo of him in uniform - please see below. I think the cap badge may be Royal Irish Rifles - his brother was also an officer with the RIR and the photos of his cap match that of Henry very well, the light reflects in the same way etc. The photo does say 'Uncle Harry - killed' on the back. I have been unable to find any records for Henry at all, either at the National Archives, the London Gazette or on ancestry.co.uk. There is a medal card for a Henry Casey in the RIR, but he is a private and I'm pretty sure my Henry was an officer - the medal card in question makes no mention of promotion. I can also find no casualty records at the CWGC etc. It is possible that he served with the Canadian forces - we think he may have emigrated to Canada in 1903, but that has yet to be proven conclusively. Anyhow, any help gratefully received, I am no expert on WW1 uniforms so if anyone can spot anything in the photo that might help it would be wonderfui. Thanks very much - Ed Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now