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Armed Forces / Re: RMLI or Royal Fleet Auxiliary
« on: Tuesday 11 May 21 11:34 BST (UK)  »
Thanks again for your continued input...

you are right about the camera- I am a vintage camera nut and I am sure the writing was applied directly to the negative. The camera would have had a slide on the back and a stylus so that the photographer could annotate the image directly after taking the shot, such a camera would have been the Kodak Autographic 1A from 1910 I believe.

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Armed Forces / Re: RMLI or Royal Fleet Auxiliary
« on: Monday 10 May 21 23:17 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for the info, you have been very helpful.

It was searching through the military acronyms for a possible answer that led me to Royal Fleet Auxiliary, it just seemed the most likely out of the acronyms listed.

The RMLI seemed to be very into their moustaches at this time, the one clean shaven guy looks the same gene pool as Spike Milligan. There is certainly a good mix of characters here which is why I was drawn to this image- I felt there is something interesting going on here.

Thanks again.

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Armed Forces / Re: RMLI or Royal Fleet Auxiliary
« on: Saturday 08 May 21 14:32 BST (UK)  »
Phew, thanks for that. Your explanation confirms the research I made before deciding to purchase. It was trying to identify the acronym that led me astray.

What do you think inscription is then? is it possible that it is just the autograph of the photographer?

I have become interested in images of the RMLI because my Grandmother's Uncle, John Sullivan signed up to that regiment in 1911 and sadly was killed in action October 1917. We have no images of him so images like this are the closest thing I have to a representation of him.

I seriously doubt he is any of these chaps, I think they are older than him but is there any other information we can extract from this image?

Thanks again.

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Armed Forces / RMLI or Royal Fleet Auxiliary
« on: Saturday 08 May 21 00:20 BST (UK)  »
I have just received this picture that was described as of a group of Royal Marine Light Infantry soldiers. On receiving it I am doubting the attribution, the inscription on the Botton right hand corner of the image has the letters NCO's (presumably for non commissioned Officers) and the date 1.10.12 but above that is FRA or FRR, it struck me that the position of the R might mean it should be read first making it RFA. The cap badges and uniforms bare no resemblance to the Royal Field Artillery but they could be the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
Please help me establish the subject of this photo. It is a real photograph\postcard, not postally used and nothing has been written on the back.


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All I can say is "crikey" ! Well done you all, please make sure you update this post, I would love to know if any descendants ask to have it.

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Not a request for myself, but hopefully of interest to someone out there.

I was looking for images of Lambeth on eBay and spotted this new listing, "Original Framed Glazed Golden Wedding, Richard Tilling Lambeth London 1895".

The couple were married at St Mary's Lambeth 1845 and celebrated their anniversary at The Bridge House Hotel, London Bridge Saturday 28th September 1895.

I realised that if this had been an ancestor of mine, I would have been so excited to find this on eBay which is why I am writing this post in case someone on this site is researching this line.



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Yes, Harriet's occupation is designated "Shoe Binder" = female worker in a factory who sewed the tops of shoes to the base - A Dictionary of old trades, titles and occupations.
Thank-you, the Ancestry scan was sooo hazy I couldn't be sure.

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Would anyone be so kind to check what Harriet's occupation is?  It looks like shoe binder, whatever it is it sadly isn't scholar.

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The Common Room / Re: Are you related to any one famous?
« on: Thursday 08 April 21 16:41 BST (UK)  »
A grandson of my 6xGreat-grandmother was John Constable RA ;D

Does this mean you also have a tenuous link to Barbara Windsor?

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