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As part of another query I'm trying to identify what sort of cart/carriage this is - does anyone know ?

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Craig

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Is the photo from the Paul Maze collection at IWM? Location recently identified on forum as Chocques but captions shown to be dated and/or located incorrectly.

Other cart/wagon photos in collection (with above proviso) captioned as Ambulances, RE Bridging Trains or just Transport.

TEW

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Is the photo from the Paul Maze collection at IWM? Location recently identified on forum as Chocques but captions shown to be dated and/or located incorrectly.

Other cart/wagon photos in collection (with above proviso) captioned as Ambulances, RE Bridging Trains or just Transport.

TEW

Thanks

It's from a pre-war picture taken near Consett, Co Durham

I have another thread where I'm trying to date the picture (believed to possibly be the 6th DLI transport section) - http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=220829 - and the cart is part of one of the pictures.

Craig

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Ah well, the image had a very similar look to it as the Paul Maze ones but wrong period, country etc!!!

The best advice from the Paul Maze/Chocques thread relevant to your DLI thread was along the lines of 'Beware of captions'

TEW

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I think it's a General Service wagon, especially if it can be linked to an infantry battalion.

As a rule of thumb, carts have two wheels, wagons have four. The gunners and the RE had various specialised types of wagon, some of which were limbered, but at a guess, your photo is one of the wagons with a battalion's first line transport - baggage and supplies.

Ron

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Thanks Ron - that ties in with what I thought (and the information which is believed to be known about the picture).

It was the wheels that threw me, they looked out of proportion to most of the wagons I'd seen.

Craig

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