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Matt 71

I found this in my Grandmas photos only one of her Uncles fought in the Great war and he wasn’t in the Artillery, so I’m presuming it’s on my Grandads side he fought in ww2 and his brothers were a similar age to him hat rules them out. I’m thinking if anyone it may be his farther John Thomas Walmsley (Jack) born near Preston Lancashire 1883/1952 but he would be in his 30s and I can’t find anything about his military service if any, information on the photo would be gratefully received. Thanks

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TullochArd
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Great photo, and a very cute puppy, so …...'B' Sub sec 'B' Battery 120 Bde R.F.A.  …… may I suggest you go to IWM Lives (it's free/no registration) and search "Royal Field Artillery John Walmsley" and you will get 10 results to start eliminating ……. there appear to no Jacks 

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GWF1967
1 hour ago, Matt 71 said:

I’m thinking if anyone it may be his farther John Thomas Walmsley (Jack) born near Preston Lancashire 1883/1952

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Nice photo. 

 The family of John Thomas Walmsley (B.1883) opens up a whole host of possibilities. If I have the right family he had brothers named William, Richard and Joseph who all have possible matches in R.F.A. records.

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Matt 71

Thankyou I’m trying to find out his brothers names.

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sadbrewer
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23 minutes ago, Matt 71 said:

Thankyou I’m trying to find out his brothers names.

 

If he was from Bamber Bridge, they could be Joseph b 1889 and Frederick b 1890.

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FROGSMILE
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If the photo predates 1915 then the man seated centrally with the puppy on his lap could be either the Battery Sergeant Major (BSM), or the Battery Quarter-Master Sergeant (BQMS), as both wore the same badges of rank.  If after that date, then he must be the latter, as the BSM became a warrant officer of the new, second class, and his badge changed.

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