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Remembering John Ralphs, David Crowther and John McDonnell

Posted on: 29, June, 2019
Crowther, McDonnell, Ralphs

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at three of the men I have remembered recently; from left to right: John Ralphs, David Crowther and John McConnell. John Ralphs The man with the fine moustache is John Ralphs who, when this photograph was […]

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Remembering C R Tilson, John Harling, Herbert Darbyshire and Frederick Osborne

Posted on: 11, June, 2019
Tilson, Harling, Osborne, Darbyshire

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at four of the men I have remembered recently; from left to right: C R Tilson, John Harling, and Herbert Darbyshire and Frederick Osborne. C R Tilson (and pal) These men are serving with the Training […]

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Remembering Charles N Kidby, Royal Engineers

Posted on: 26, May, 2019
Charles N Kidby

I bought this postcard many years ago and whilst I sold the majority of my collection in 2010, I somehow hung onto this one. I am glad I did so. These men are all corporals serving with the Royal Engineers and the photo was taken when they were serving overseas; it’s one of my favourite […]

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7 Coy, Army Service Corps

Posted on: 18, May, 2019
7 Coy, Army Service Corps

The caption on this board reads, “No 7 Coy, ASC. Winners, Howes Cup, Garrison League. Potchefstroom 1910-1911” The dates are important because the men are named on the photo and most of them appear in the 1911 Census and can be easily identified. This is important because it means I can then add these faces […]

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2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment

Posted on: 9, May, 2019
2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment

I recently won at auction an album of photographs documenting the officers and men of the 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment in the early years of the 20th Century. This is one of the photos from that album and shows officers, mostly of the 2nd Battalion, probably in Ceylon in about 1906. I will have more […]

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The Follies

Posted on: 3, May, 2019
The Follies

This photo of ‘The Follies’, the 47th Divisional ‘troupe’ was published in the 47th (London) Divisional history in 1922. The men are named in the photo and, helpfully, battalions are also indicated for some of them. As a result I have been able to positively identify a number of these men and upload this photo […]

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Remembering William Fletcher, Regie Fletcher and Leonard Mann

Posted on: 24, April, 2019
William Fletcher, Regie Fletcher, Leonard Mann

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at three of the men I have remembered recently; from left to right: William Fletcher, Regie Fletcher and Leonard Mann. William & Regie Fletcher William George Fletcher, on the left, and his brother Reginald William Fletcher, […]

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Remembering George Percy, John Trotter & William Brewerton

Posted on: 18, April, 2019
George Percy, William Brewerton, John Trotter

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at three of the men I have remembered recently; from left to right: George Percy, John Trotter & William Brewerton. George Percy 72770 Gunner George Percy was a career soldier who enlisted with the […]

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Remembering Michael Heaviside VC and Ernest Sykes VC

Posted on: 12, April, 2019
Michael Heaviside, Ernest Sykes

Michael Heaviside VC This photo, original source unknown, had been colourised by Doug Banks, more of whose work can be seen on Facebook. The photo shows 9720 Pte Michael Heaviside VC of the 15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry and 40989 Pte Ernest Sykes VC of the 27th Tyneside Irish Northumberland Fusiliers after their investiture at […]

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Remembering William Angus, Charles Churcher, and Edward Bradbury

Posted on: 7, April, 2019
Angus, Churcher Bradbury Victoria Cross

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at three of the men I have remembered recently; from left to right: William Angus, Charles Churcher, and Edward Bradbury William Angus This is a famous photo given a new perspective by artist Doug […]

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