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Pimpernell

Hello. I am trying to identify the soldiers in the attached two photographs. I think they may be Canadian troops.

Canadians.jpg

Joseph Sarginson.jpg

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Moonraker

The 0.997 reference number on the lower photograph suggests that the image is held at the Canadian War Museum.

 

Searching its website

 

may lead to more information.

 

EDIT: Indeed the image appears on quite a few websites, a few of which state that it shows  "Canadian soldiers returning from the Battle of the Somme in France, November 1916."

 

FURTHER EDIT: The top photo also appears on various websites, with most captions, though not all, suggesting the troops are Canadians - a few say they are British.

 

You could search through the various websites by saving copies of both photos, then click on "Images" at top right of the Google search page,  click on the camera-thingy icon, then "Upload an image" and find the saved pics in your files.

 

Moonraker

 

 

Edited by Moonraker

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Pimpernell

Hello. Thankyou Moonraker. I followed your advice and have located the photos They are Canadian troops returning to the rear from the front line at the battle of the Somme 1916. The Search tip is terrific as well.

Pimpernell

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Borden Battery

Here is a Postscript to the above inquiry for a direct reference to both a Canadian publication and photographic credit and URL address.

 

Slaughter On The Somme             [Canadian Legion Magazine]       July 1, 2011 by John Boileau

On the front cover the 1 July 2011 Legion magazine with the caption “Mud-spattered and exhausted Canadian soldiers return from their trenches on the Somme, November 1916.  PHOTO: WILLIAM IVOR CASTLE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA000832

URL Address:  https://legionmagazine.com/en/2011/07/slaughter-on-the-somme/

Borden Battery

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