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Agree with the dates. That hairstyle was very short lived I'm glad to say.
The first lady is married if it helps.
So who got married 1908-12?
The backdrop is the same just a slightly different angle.

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For a date it's going to be 1860's-70's. To be more accurate we'd need to see all of the back.
Could he be a Governor General?

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World War One / Re: confusing photos
« on: Tuesday 02 July 19 19:19 BST (UK)  »
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that dates it as WW1
Not WW1 but early-mid 20's.
WW1 tunics were slightly different to this.

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World War One / Re: confusing photos
« on: Tuesday 02 July 19 13:12 BST (UK)  »
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  Is the white lanyard worn on the left shoulder a clue?
Yes.
Around mid 1920's the lanyard was transferred to the right.
Exact dates vary between Regt's.
This follows what MaxD says about it becoming a decorative item.
It was getting scuffed when men shouldered arms.

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Is that gas lighting in the top left?  If so not very safe!
Safer than the trenches. I know where I'd rather be.

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World War One / Re: Why the Gordon Highlanders?
« on: Tuesday 25 June 19 21:42 BST (UK)  »
Forces War Records have the 51/FA medical record for William:
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01nz0/
You'll have to pay & it probably won't tell you much.
Update:
The 51/FA were at Reningelst on the 6th. Feb. having taken over from the 7/FA that day so he was probably in before the 6th. but will only appear on the 51/FA list from the day they took over.
The 7/FA was in the 3rd. Division, 7th. Brigade the same as the 1/Gordons & would have gone to Serques with them leaving William behind until well enough to join them.

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World War One / Re: Why the Gordon Highlanders?
« on: Tuesday 25 June 19 21:27 BST (UK)  »
On the 6th. Feb. 1916 they were on the move from Reningelst (Belgium) to Serques (France).
Probably something foot related.
Will look at the other date but it is better if we can see what you're looking at.
He may have been seconded for a short time to the Seaforths, this often happened between Battalions.

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World War One / Re: Why the Gordon Highlanders?
« on: Tuesday 25 June 19 18:04 BST (UK)  »
The 14 Star was commonly called the Mons Star.
His medical records would have been with his service/pension records which don't appear to exist.
This his Pension ledger on Fold3 but I don't a sub for that.
It doesn't look like from the sample that it gives that info.
Did the museum tell you he lost an arm or has it come from somewhere else?
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01nyx/
All I can find is this:

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World War One / Re: Why the Gordon Highlanders?
« on: Tuesday 25 June 19 16:32 BST (UK)  »
Forgot to add he received the 14 Star + Clasp & Roses for entering a theatre of war during that year & the qualifying date is at the bottom.
This marked him out as a "Mons man" or an Old Contemptable as they liked to be called.
His other 2 are the British War & Victory Medals.
Also listed is his SWB.

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