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Soldier enquiry


BradleyWalker
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Hello everyone, 

Just wondering if anyone had any information on this man, my great great grandfather, Lance Corporal Michael York.

He was born on 23rd August 1874 in Newton Heath, Manchester.

 

Unfortunately, I don't yet know what regiment he was in, however if I had to guess it would be manchester or maybe east Lancashire.

 

The photo looks as if it's taken in a trench, probably in France or Belgium.

 

Many thanks

Bradley Walker 

 

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The photograph looks like it was taken in the 1970’s. The beret, chevron and the heavy duty woollen pullover are the giveaways.

 

TR

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Hi Bradley,

 

This doesn't  immediately strike me as a Great War era  photograph.

 

Edit. As Terry says.

What does the caption say?

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Yes I agree, definitely circa 1970s British soldier.

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29 minutes ago, Terry_Reeves said:

The photograph looks like it was taken in the 1970’s. The beret, chevron and the heavy duty woollen pullover are the giveaways.

 

TR

Hi Terry,

I did wonder whether it could've been more modern, however he died in 1958 so I don't think it was in the 1970s

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The long hair (for a soldier) kind of gives it away as well as the Green Howard jumper - we thought you'd really arrived when the Q Store issued you one of those.

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28 minutes ago, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

Hi Bradley,

 

This doesn't  immediately strike me as a Great War era  photograph.

 

Edit. As Terry says.

What does the caption say?

Unfortunately, not sure what the caption says 

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I agree with you on the uniform looking more modern, but don't think it was 70s as he died in 1958. He would've been too old to fight in WW2 as well. I'm really not so sure now

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As others have mentioned the picture is after WW1 and most likely far later  As it's well outside the area of our time period the post has been locked.


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