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Steve Staunton

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Good afternoon

I have posted a picture in the members gallery under Ernest W Staunton (my Grandfather) with his two brothers taken in 1916, link below:

The three brothers

My Grandfather (Ernest W Staunton) is seated right, can anyone held with the following questions:

1) EW Staunton was in the Essex Regiment - can it be confirmed that his rank is Corporal, and that his cap badge is that of the Essex Regiment?

2) Of the other two, can the regiments / units be identified from the picture?

Many thanks

Steve

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The badge certainly looks like the Essex Cap Badge (although I 'm no expert).

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He has 2 wound stripes and 2 overseas service chevrons.

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Many thanks for that, so still a Private at that stage then I guess. We know by the 6th September 1918 he is a Sergeant.

One wound we know was in Galipoli, the date of which is not known. Not sure how he got the second wound.

The picture keeps coming together

Many thanks

Steve

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Hi Steve,

The middle brother is in the Royal Marine Artillery.

Your Grandfather has 2 Good Conduct badges, not Corporal stripes, which would be the other way around

and on the upper sleeve.

Regards

Cam

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Cam

Many thanks for the information.

One of the postings above has suggested the chevrons are for overseas service.

He did eventually win the Military Medal (06/09/18) and bar (date unknown)

Regards

Steve

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Brother on the left - cap badge looks like Royal West Kents?

Ant

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Hello Steve

The two chevrons on EWS's left sleeve are good conduct badges. Overseas service chevrons are smaller and would be found on the lower right sleeve.

Ron

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The two chevrons on EWS's left sleeve are good conduct badges. Overseas service chevrons are smaller and would be found on the lower right sleeve.

Thanks Ron - uniforms are far from my strong point.

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Many thanks to all who have posted responses, most helpful.

Is there any web sites i can get service dates from, looking to see when my Grandfather joined Essex, by his service number, it is between July 1908 and March 1914.

Regards

Steve

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Brother on the left - cap badge looks like Royal West Kents?

Ant

Looks like it, or possibly 20th London.

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I would say The Queens Own (Royal West Kent) as the 20th `s scrolls do not meet and curl upwards, whereas the Queens scrolls meet in the middle and curl slightly downwards (giving a compressed M shape)

Eddie

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Hi all

Many thanks for the information

Could it be 11th Battalion (Lewisham) - that was were he lived?

Regards

Steve

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Lewis Percy Staunton has two sets of Royal Marine service cards, one for RMLI and the other for RMA.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7814915

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7790332

Steve.

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Steve

Many thanks for the information

Regards

Steve

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All

Looking at the family tree, the third brother may well have been Alfred Staunton, there is a fourth brother (Wallace John) but he would have been 28 / 29 in 1914 so may not have been called up straight away.

Regards

Steve

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