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trenchtrotter

Hello all,

I thought it might be a nice idea to start a thread to illustrate members postcards of soldiers in uniform. It could act as a good general reference thread and also show insignia etc. I am sure most members will have post cards of soldiers some known by name others anonymous. I will start by adding two images from recent aquisitions. Both nameless.

First is a medic in helmet and gas mask in alert position.

Second RND Hood. Note badge and s/t also wound stripe.

I have others to add. This could become a classic thread?

Regards

TT

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trenchtrotter

Name: WILDE, ARTHUR

Initials: A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit Text: 9th Bn.

Age: 20

Date of Death: 27/04/1917

Service No: 18203

Additional information: Son of William and Ellen Wilde, of 33, Haigh St., Greetland, Halifax, Yorks.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: II. M. 16.

Cemetery: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN

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4thGordons

A selection of mine are here: I-SPY GUIDE

I have just finished digitising my collection and am busily cleaning them up and standardising the appearance/size for display online at some point.

I am starting with my Gordons.

Chris

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trenchtrotter

Thanks Chris....

Here is one more. Any ideas on the battle patch. A few MMs to these chaps. RAMC streatcher bearers in the font line were highly regarded men.

TT

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Andy Wade

I've just started putting mine here:

Soldier Photos

Here's nice one of Mr Welby of the Artists Rifles:

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WELBY, DAVIS

Second Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery

Age: 43. Date of Death: 23/10/1918.

Husband of Edith Welby, of 3, Park Parade, Harrogate.

HARROGATE (HARLOW HILL) CEMETERY, H. 69.

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trenchtrotter

Thanks Andy, nice to see the details.

Hope people keep posting.

Regards

TT

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Andy Wade

You're welcome.

Here's T. Norfolk of the Yorkshire Hussars in 1915:

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Can't find him on CWGC so I assume he survived the war. I'll edit this post if I find anything on him on Ancestry.

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Andy Wade

Here's another great moustache. Harry Lund. The search for his picture was well worth the wait:

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trenchtrotter

Andy / DCLI

Thanks both, superb images and excellant detail. Just what I hoped for.

If anyone has any additional ifo re any of the men or insignia please let us know.

Regards

TT

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alanmackie

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On the left 27052 (formerly 5853) Acting Sergeant William Long

3rd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment

Born 1882 Died 1962

Service South Africa 1900-1901

South Africa 1902-1904

India 1904-1911

South Africa 1907-1911

Gibralter 1911-1912

Depot 1915-1919 Involved with training

Served with the Home Guard 1939-1945

The Sergeant on the right is unknown

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alanmackie

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1st Staffordshire Yeomanry in Suffolk before leaving for Egypt

300028 (formerly 2448) Corporal Percy Robert Bray in the centre

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trenchtrotter

Looks like regimental buttons on the unknown Staffs sgt. Also unusual to see bayonet! I wonder if he was regimental police?

TT

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jwp2007

Unknown artilleryman from my gran's family album.

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trenchtrotter

Caryl,

Thank you for posting. Wonderful images. I get quite sad when you look into those "time frozen eyes" knowing the man never made it home to all that he held dear.

TT

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jwp2007

13th west yorkshires at Rugeley 1916.grandfather 2nd (with cig ) middle row,first on middle row Arthur Phillips.

Name: PHILLIPS

Initials: A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Unit Text: 3rd Bn.

Date of Death: 19/02/1917

Service No: 40831

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Cemetery: EAST KESWICK (ST. MARY MAGDALENE) CHURCHYARD

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sueburden

Have not got any of my own to add but am enjoying looking at them. Brilliant idea, thanks for sharing them.

Sue

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Andy Wade

I'd often thought that there must be thousands of these pictures out there and wouldn't it be great to get them all into a pictorial archive of WW1. Now there would be something to commemorate the centenary of the start of the Great War.

Just lately I've come into quite a few pictures which have been loaned to me and I probably have about 50 or 60, about half of which I actually have names for.

For now I'm going to add them all to my soldier photos wiki, mainly because its easy and also the price is right... :D

Here's another one, Charlie Dowson of the Yorkshire Hussars:

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john gregory

Unknown in the 10th Battalion Notts and Derby, battle patch is a brown 2" disc in felt.

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john gregory

Unknown 2nd 8th Battalion N/Derby, T/8 shoulder title, 3" x 2" green diamond in felt also a N/Derby button on his epoulette.

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john gregory

Unknown 16th Battalion N/Derby, flash is black sq on green sq.

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john gregory

Unknown 24 London, MM winner, x chevrons, 4 overseas chevrons, bomber, spade battle patch.

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Andy Wade

Unknown 24 London, MM winner, x chevrons, 4 overseas chevrons, bomber, spade battle patch.

Just looking at all these items, you'd think that it might be possible to identify this man, how many MM winners did 24 London have? Perhaps his name could be narrowed down a bit given that he's gone on to be a corporal and has overseas chevrons. Assuming that the information could be found in the first place of course...

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trenchtrotter

Thankyou all for your contributions. Exactly what I had hoped for especially some of the pictures with named soldiers and cloth insignia. I will post some more of mine later.

TT

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Muerrisch

Nice idea, super pictures.

Just a point: RAMC men were NOT stretcher bearers, they were trained paramedics in modern parlance.

SBs were infantry etc, wore an SB brassard, were armed, and were not protected by the Geneva Convention [GC] rules on medical staff.

RAMC wore badges red cross in circle sewn on both arms, red cross on brassard when on duty [all ranks including doctors], were protected by GC, and, although trained in musketry, were only expected to use arms to defend themselves and patients against fuzzy-wuzzies etc.

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trenchtrotter

Thanks Grumpy,

On the subject of RAMC then here is a couple for you. All unkown but two are 9th Scottish Div as per the thistle arm patch / badge.

TT

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