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I am trying to help a friend sort through a lot of old family documents and military memorabilia and have a number of items that we have identified as WW1 and WW2. I have a photograph, which I first assumed was WW2 but was wondering if there is a possibility of it being WW1? The two soldiers concerned were in Dardanelles (WW1) and Egypt (WW2). Any help always greatly appreciated.

 

Any significance to the holding of two crossed rifles?

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Inter war or opening years of ww2

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The crossed rifles suggest that they are marksmen and/or part of the shooting team

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Thanks for your help, I have records and docs for two soldiers, one in WW1 and one in WW2 but neither seem to match this photograph which might even be of another as yet identified relative

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Chids

 

I suspect it is inter-war taken on a Kodak Box Brownie.  If you can post the dimensions I might be able to pin it down.

 

TR

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thanks Terry 8.5cms x 6 cms 

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Thanks Terry this is becoming a real can of worms!

 

I think I now have two Joseph Hadfields one in RAMC 41947 and another Joseph Hadfields Cameronians 55707, possibly cousins? 

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Or its one soldier! But the two records don't appear to be linked?

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41947 RAMC appears to be J Hadfold / Hadfield who served in Egypt.

 

55707 Joseph Hadfield, Scottish Rifles.

 

Unlclear what the Markland connection is.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, johntanner said:

41947 RAMC appears to be J Hadfold / Hadfield who served in Egypt.

 

55707 Joseph Hadfield, Scottish Rifles.

 

Unlclear what the Markland connection is.

 

 

 

 

Thats right John its a Joseph Hadfield in both cases, I am trying to see if they are connected as it appears there is memorabilia for both but I cant see a connection between them other than the same name.

 

Apologies I mentioned Markland which is a different family line entirely 

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