Author Topic: Any information can be found from a photo of this soldier?  (Read 563 times)

Offline Patricia Greber

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 113
    • View Profile
Any information can be found from a photo of this soldier?
« on: Sunday 05 November 17 18:54 GMT (UK) »
I am hoping someone can help me as I have this photograph passed down from my grandparents but I have no idea who it is.
All I can tell is it likely a Canadian soldier from the patch on his arm.
Thanks for any help.
Patricia
Dever, Melody, Jordan, Quigley, McMahon, McNamara, Loftus, Hodgins, McHugh, McGuinness, Cheatley - Ireland
Harrop, Murdie, Norton, Lee, Sharp - England
Jeffery, Stewart, Tipper - Scotland
Cudlipp

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline sandiep

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,254
    • View Profile
Re: Any information can be found from a photo of this soldier?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 05 November 17 19:29 GMT (UK) »
looks like he must be an Airman from the wings on his uniform.......do you have anyone in your family who was Airforce?
Pender, Raphael,Lambert,Digby,Stent,
Dowell,cornish,mulley,Death,Rosier,
East End,Suffolk,Essex,Cornwall,Devon,London,  middlesex, hertfordshire                                      Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline Patricia Greber

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 113
    • View Profile
Re: Any information can be found from a photo of this soldier?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 05 November 17 19:35 GMT (UK) »
Not in Canada as far as I know.

One in England, Leslie George Jordan.
Dever, Melody, Jordan, Quigley, McMahon, McNamara, Loftus, Hodgins, McHugh, McGuinness, Cheatley - Ireland
Harrop, Murdie, Norton, Lee, Sharp - England
Jeffery, Stewart, Tipper - Scotland
Cudlipp

Offline John915

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,263
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Any information can be found from a photo of this soldier?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 05 November 17 19:45 GMT (UK) »
Good evening,

The cap badge is Royal Flying Corp so before 1918. And yes, Canadian.

John915
Stephens, Fuller, Tedham, Bennett, Ransome (Sussex)
Rider (Fulham)
Stephens (Somerset)
Kentfield (Essex)

Online medpat

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 558
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Any information can be found from a photo of this soldier?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 05 November 17 19:45 GMT (UK) »
He's a pilot but not RAF - looks like Royal Flying Corps therefore before 1st April 1918.

RAF formed 1st April 1918. The Royal Flying Corps (Army) amalgamated with Royal Naval Air Service to form Royal Air Force.

 :)

Lloyd, Paddock, Cooper, Morris, Darby, Rigby, Platt, Armstrong. All based in West Midlands

GEDmatch M157477

Offline Patricia Greber

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 113
    • View Profile
Re: Any information can be found from a photo of this soldier?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 05 November 17 19:48 GMT (UK) »
So WWI, that helps. I will hopefully someday learn his name!
Dever, Melody, Jordan, Quigley, McMahon, McNamara, Loftus, Hodgins, McHugh, McGuinness, Cheatley - Ireland
Harrop, Murdie, Norton, Lee, Sharp - England
Jeffery, Stewart, Tipper - Scotland
Cudlipp

Offline jess5athome

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 3,266
  • Dad,20/10/1934 - 27/07/2016
    • View Profile
Re: Any information can be found from a photo of this soldier?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 05 November 17 19:54 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I agree with John915, your man is definitely Royal Flying Corps.

Superb photograph by the way.

Frank.
Ramsey Ridsdale Ridgway Kempen Knight Harrison Denby Sisson Graney Spilsbury Wain Hebden Abbott Skinn ........ Yorkshire (Doncaster Goole Snaith Thorne area)Lincolnshire Nottinghamshire The Netherlands