AndrewFrench Posted 13 November , 2013 Share Posted 13 November , 2013 We recently acquired the following photo which was inscribed "Tidworth 1916" on the rear. From my knowledge of the regiment I know this was a group of Warrant Officers and SQMSs who had served together successively in the UK, Egypt and then Gallipoli. They seem to have found themselves together with the 3/1st Berks Yeo at Tidworth and thought it worthy of a photo. At least one man was in training at officer's school, and others may have been still been in the final stages of recuperation from wounds or from Sand Fly fever which hit the regiment badly in the Summer of 1916 in Upper Egypt They are all to be wearing a medal ribbon previously not seen in early photos of any of them. I am 100 % certain that these are not QSA or KSA ribbons. I know there was talk of a Gallipoli medal but it was never produced. Can any experts out there assist ? N.B. The original photos in the album are pretty small at about 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches and scanned in at 1200 di Regards Andrew French Assistant Curator Berks Yeomanry Museum Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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