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13 hours ago, m0rris said:

I have another who is 2nd Lieut Walter FV Anson of Lancaster Road Leicester - formerly of 4th Leicestershire Regt. He was an artist and friend on my grandfather's serving in Gallipoli and Palestine with the 6th RWF where he was killed on 8th November 1917. He's at the back - on the left.

 

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Hi Morris

 

many thanks for those two images, that’s two more faces to two more names, I will share with the regimental museum and Leicestershire war memorials websites if that’s ok with you

 

Thanks

andy

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Of course Andy. That's great.

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Just found another from a group family photo. Unfortunately not a great picture. It was taken in 1924 and has Wilfred Lawson Dexter who married into the family. His records exist and he enlisted as 23959 into the 3rd Btn. He's in the centre of the frame at the back.

 

 

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Nice one, even a poor image is better than no image

 

cheers

andy

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On 20/04/2020 at 11:11, Hull17KSLI said:

Hi, does that mean you have photos of them? Sorry to be a pin only I have nothing photographic from that part of my family.

 

Thanks

Hull

Hi Hull

Did I reply to you? Apologies if not.

You will find the photos here on Ancestry...https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/32333999/person/18255079824/facts

Regards Barry

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Hi 

    Thought the attached may be of interest,

 

The chest is something I bought in December 2019 from a small antique / vintage shop in Stockport.

 

If you search the GWF site under the Title Ernest Shingles, you will find the story, as the member got the name wrong as it should be Shingler.

 

Born 1886 Leicester, joined up at 18,

 

Rather than write an essay, if you need any further info from me, please contact and I will respond if I possibly can.

 

I am currently in touch with the owner of the shop, to try and find out how she came about the chest for her stock.

 

Picture 1 is a post card / business card taken in a photographers in Salford Manchester.

Picture 2 if you can zoom in, is pencil written on the underside of the chest lid, mentioning India - Bangalore etc

Picture 3 The chest of which belonged to Ernest

 

Kind Regards

Keith

km2455   

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Hi keith

 

Firstly, great find, that’s a lovely trunk, I have a similar one, and nice image also, I will add to my database and share with the regimental website if that’s ok with you, that’s another face to a name

 

cheers

Andy

On 07/02/2021 at 15:40, KM2455 said:

Hi 

    Thought the attached may be of interest,

 

The chest is something I bought in December 2019 from a small antique / vintage shop in Stockport.

 

If you search the GWF site under the Title Ernest Shingles, you will find the story, as the member got the name wrong as it should be Shingler.

 

Born 1886 Leicester, joined up at 18,

 

Rather than write an essay, if you need any further info from me, please contact and I will respond if I possibly can.

 

I am currently in touch with the owner of the shop, to try and find out how she came about the chest for her stock.

 

Picture 1 is a post card / business card taken in a photographers in Salford Manchester.

Picture 2 if you can zoom in, is pencil written on the underside of the chest lid, mentioning India - Bangalore etc

Picture 3 The chest of which belonged to Ernest

 

Kind Regards

Keith

km2455   

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IMG_0202.JPG.8642192d.jpg

 

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Hi Andy, Thank You for return and Your attached photo's, they are fantastic and sure as mine could tell some real stories if they could talk. 

 

I'm more than happy for you to include the detail I posted to you, that's absolutely fine.

 

I have since found out from the owner of the antique / vintage shop, in Stockport, the Chest was part of a House Clearance in Heaton Mersey sometime in 2019.

 

The Photo Card was on the GWF site which was taken in Manchester, I also believe Ernest spent some time in Broughton House Mission in Salford, which I assume may have been rehabilitation from a GSW although papers state not life threatening.

 

I have been in touch with the Manager at Broughton House, which still operates all these years on, however after passing my questions on to the Historian within the organisation, in an attempt to confirm Ernest spent some time there, I have had a response to say they are missing some 600 names from their records dating back from 1917 -18, so I have hit a brick wall.

 

I am trying to find out why Ernest's Travel Chest was in the Manchester area, as he eventually settled in Dartford Kent with his family, passing away on 4th January 1951 at the age of 65.

 

Apologies for rattling on.

 

Kind Regards

Keith  

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Just this minute stumbled across John W Ratcliffe 15430 9th Leicesters.

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Thanks m0rris, nice image and nice to see the battalion collar patch to 👍👍

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Private ERNEST RICHARD DUNNING

Service Number: 41323
 
Regiment & Unit/Ship   6th Bn.   Leicestershire Regiment
 
Date of Death

Died 05 July 1918

 

Age 19 years old

 

Buried or commemorated at

CRONENBOURG FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY

AB. 33.

France

Additional Info Son of Ernest and Janet M.E. Dunning, of 273, Brereton Avenue, New Cleethorpes, Grimsby.

 

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Lieutenant LIONEL PILKINGTON ABBOTT

Regiment & Unit/Ship    7th Bn.    Leicestershire Regiment

Date of Death

Died 14 July 1916

 

Age 28 years old

 

Buried or commemorated at

FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ

Sp. Mem. 18.

France

 

Country of Service United Kingdom

Additional Info Son of the Rev. Arthur Abbott and Lucy Blanche Abbott, of Corby Vicarage, Grantham.

 

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garfyboy

Great work temptage, more faces to names, many thanks 👍👍👍

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weshallremember

lieutentant  hubert henry phillips

d o w 4th october received at loo's 25th sept 1915

2nd batt   

Phillips H H Lt 3rd Leics Regt The Sphere 6th Nov 1915.jpg

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garfyboy

Lovely image, many thanks, very much appreciated 

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Hi folks, I am still looking for identified images of Great War era Leicestershire regiment soldiers to put faces to names, I share with the regimental website and add to my personal database, I have had a spurt in recent months thanks to a media campaign, any help is appreciated 

 

Thanks

Andy

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Just now, garfyboy said:

Hi folks, I am still looking for identified images of Great War era Leicestershire regiment soldiers to put faces to names, I share with the regimental website and add to my personal database, I have had a spurt in recent months thanks to a media campaign, any help is appreciated 

 

Thanks

Andy

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Or please try and identify unknown soldiers - ww1leicestertigers.com

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