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Please restore Jimmy - Gordon Highlanders WW2
« on: Sunday 08 November 15 18:47 GMT (UK) »
I'd be very grateful for a restoration on this photo of my Dad's brother Jimmy (who I sadly never met). He was in the Gordon Highlanders and this photo was probably taken in North Africa c1940.

He was fatally wounded on Sword Beach, Normandy on D-Day & died four days later aged 26. Jimmy is on the left of the photo.

I've tried to restore another copy but not managed it so would really appreciate the skills of the experts here! Many thanks.

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Re: Please restore Jimmy - Gordon Highlanders WW2
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 November 15 22:29 GMT (UK) »
A try from me, regards, John.

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Re: Please restore Jimmy - Gordon Highlanders WW2
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 08 November 15 23:00 GMT (UK) »
One from me
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Re: Please restore Jimmy - Gordon Highlanders WW2
« Reply #3 on: Monday 09 November 15 01:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi...Sorry to read about the tragedy the young man suffered.


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Re: Please restore Jimmy - Gordon Highlanders WW2
« Reply #4 on: Monday 09 November 15 02:46 GMT (UK) »
One more for the collection.

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Re: Please restore Jimmy - Gordon Highlanders WW2
« Reply #5 on: Monday 09 November 15 08:21 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Please restore Jimmy - Gordon Highlanders WW2
« Reply #6 on: Monday 09 November 15 08:45 GMT (UK) »
Oh my goodness - thank you all so much! These are amazing and I'm very grateful for your time and efforts.  :D
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Re: Please restore Jimmy - Gordon Highlanders WW2
« Reply #7 on: Monday 09 November 15 11:28 GMT (UK) »
Hello Darwin,
Could I ask which Battalion of the Gordons your uncle was in? My late father was also in the Gordons and was wounded just after D-Day while advancing through a cornfield. Most of his comrades were killed. He never went to church again after that.

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Re: Please restore Jimmy - Gordon Highlanders WW2
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 11 November 15 00:12 GMT (UK) »
His grave at Hermanville records it as 5/7th Battalion. That's all I know I'm afraid.
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