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Date and ID military photo possibly WW1
« on: Thursday 16 July 15 10:39 BST (UK) »
I'm assuming this photo is from WWI, but it would be great if it is possible to narrow down the date. Also I have no idea who is in the photo, so if any information can be gleaned from uniforms, etc., that would be most useful.

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Alexander

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Re: Date and ID military photo
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 July 15 11:05 BST (UK) »
I would suggest this is pre WW1 & sometime during the Edwardian era.
Their helmet plates are indistinct but the lanyards suggest Artillery.
As the warm weather kit suggests this was taken overseas.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
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Re: Date and ID military photo
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 16 July 15 11:09 BST (UK) »
The headings on the back are Italian and French.
SCOTLAND: Wardlaw Steen/Stein Tweedie McBride McEwan Pate/Peat Brown Somerville Bishop Farier/Ferrier Wood  Torrance Gibb Ross Dunlop Downs Richardson Ramsey Story Snaddon/Sneddon Auld Allan McLean McInnes Mason Law Lawson Kerr Cockburn Christie Ballingall Wardrope Weir Wallace Scott.
IRELAND: Welsh Clifford Lee Allingham Keane Dale Robinson Greer McVey Bingham Skelton Carson Broomfield Clark McEwan/McKeown McCreary McLaughlan.
YORKSHIRE: Cudworth Smith Cope Coulton Hainsworth


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Re: Date and ID military photo
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 July 15 11:31 BST (UK) »
They're not British. Probably French troops. Found similar image for Congo 1905.
Griffiths Llandogo, Mitcheltroy, Mon. and Whitchurch Here (Also Edwards),  18th C., Griffiths FoD 19th Century.

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Re: Date and ID military photo
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 16 July 15 11:45 BST (UK) »
Thanks Jim, Seoras, & Regorian. :)

Interesting, that is earlier than I was expecting. If they're not British then I have no clue who they could possibly be, or why and how we came to have the photo...

Alexander

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Re: Date and ID military photo
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 16 July 15 12:10 BST (UK) »
They're wearing British uniforms (post 1908 I think).
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Date and ID military photo
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 16 July 15 12:22 BST (UK) »
Also it is before the smoking ban 
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Re: Date and ID military photo
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 16 July 15 12:26 BST (UK) »
I've put a link to this on the armed forces board.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Date and ID military photo
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 16 July 15 12:30 BST (UK) »
Could be italians in North Africa .  Cyrenaica... Or Tunisia
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