Jump to content
Free downloads from TNA ×
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Old photo


Recommended Posts

Hello there,

Making this enquiry on behalf of a friend who has in possession an old photograph of a WW1 group, pictured within the group is a family member (Albert Henry Powell) - other than that, nothing else is known about the photo, i.e. where, when taken etc.

Purely from my own less than expert eye I believe the soldiers to be Royal Engineers but would be grateful for definite identification/confirmation, also, if anyone has any further thoughts at all regarding the photo I'd be much obliged.


Neil W.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Looks like RE cap badge, and there are a few with overseas service chevrons and wound stripes, they are very clear on the man sat leaning against the building.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Many thanks for that John, I will pass on the information to the family.

I've just been looking on Ancestry.com and have found a medal index card for an 'Albert H Powell', No.299472, Royal Engineers but cannot find a service/pension record to see if that is indeed the correct chap.

On the 1911 census he is employed as a bricklayer/mason, living with his wife and two young children in Mitcheldean, Gloucs - also recorded his birthplace. Aside from that, unfortunately I have no other information.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

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

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...