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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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Remembering Samuel Meekosha, Lawrence Brotherton and Alfred Hackett

Posted on: 28, March, 2019
Meekosha Brotherton Hackett

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: Samuel Meekosha, Lawrence Brotherton and Alfred Hackett. Samuel Meekosha 22 year old 1147 Sgt Samuel Meekosha of the 1/6th West Yorkshire Regiment […]

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Remembering Eustace Abadie, Lionel & Arthur Hawkes, Arthur Hardman

Posted on: 20, March, 2019
Abadie, Hawkes, Hardman

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: Eustace Abadie, Lionel & Arthur Hawkes, and Arthur Hardman Eustace Abadie In their editorial note to volume 1 of The Bond of […]

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Remembering Edward Dubberley, William Scott, James Steven

Posted on: 13, March, 2019
Edward Dubberley, William Scott, James Steven

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: Edward Dubberley, William Scott and James Steven. Edward Dubberley The photograph of former sergeant Edward Dubberley and his wife was published […]

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Remembering George Payne, Allan Lynch and Frank Atkins

Posted on: 7, March, 2019
George Payne, Allan Lynch, Frank Atkins

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 Payne, Allan Lynch & Frank Atkins. George Payne, Middlesex Regiment L/11661 George A. Payne was a pre-war regular soldier who […]

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1st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps football team 1905

Posted on: 28, February, 2019
King's Royal Rifle Corps football team 1905

Last year I digitised and OCRd two runs of regimental chronicles. These were the Rifle Brigade Chronicle (1890-1920) and the King’s Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle (1900-1920). These books are extremely useful and I had been very fortunate in winning a couple of auctions which, for a time, threatened to swamp my house with all things […]

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