The family story is he was a captain in The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was shown as a soldier on his marriage certificate when he married in Londonderry in 1904 but by 1910 he was a painter in Belfast. My mother vaguely remembers a story about someone being bought out of the army, could have been him. He moved the family to Whitehaven in Cumbria when I assume he was conscripted into the Great War. He was wounded at The Dardanelles and died at an early age in 1929. Is it possible that from his background and limited service he could have reached the rank of Captain. I'm sure some of your knowledgable members will be able to tell me something from the photos. Just to recap this is what i know about him.
James Agnew, born around 1880, possibly Derry, Belfast or Down.
Living in Belfast or Whitehaven at start of the war
I am hoping that knowing his rank will give me a start in finding his military record and eventually his date and place of birth.
Thanks for your help