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Offline VAD54

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Unable to find service records
« on: Wednesday 12 November 08 16:12 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to find out anything about my husband's Grandfather, Gilbert Rolfe Dawes who was born in Shouldham, Norfolk in 1883.  I have the attached photo; he is in the middle of the front row.

He was living in Hampshire for 1901 census, but returned to Norfolk in 1916 when he married Margaret Holdgate.  He survived the war and died in Kent in 1926.

Any help in tracing him and his war record would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Sussex: Tomsett, Bridle, Strudwick, Peidot, Ford, Baker, Breden
Hampshire: Bridle
Norfolk: Holdgate, Dawes, Martin, Gates

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Re: Unable to find service records
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 12 November 08 16:27 GMT (UK) »
was he a commisioned officer?

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Re: Unable to find service records
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 12 November 08 16:32 GMT (UK) »
The chap seated middle front row is an Officer, doubtless someone will be able to ID his regiment from the badges etc - Maybe you should submit a blown up image of his cap badge  ?)
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Re: Unable to find service records
« Reply #3 on: Friday 14 November 08 12:38 GMT (UK) »
I would say they are Royal Artillery - photo is late or post war.

David