Author Topic: Restore required: Lieut Clarence SHERLOCK (RCAF d. 19-AUG-1918, bur. Cliveden)  (Read 338 times)

Offline TheWhuttle

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Hi skilled photo restorers!  Hoping that you can help.

Relies have sent through a snapshot of a photo of Lieutenant Clarence "Clall" SHERLOCK who served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWI.  He was killed in a plane crash on 19-AUG-2018.

He lies buried among the privileged few in a small private sunken graveyard near the Thames river within the grounds close by Cliveden House near Maidenhead, Berks. in England.  We have just received many other photos of the funeral, at which Lady ASTOR was present.
[The ASTOR owners very kindly allowed the Canadian forces to operate a field hospital there during both World Wars.]

More can be read about him at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26620679/clarence-edward-sherlock .  We are (urgently!) preparing an extended article for CWGC, National Trust (and others).

He was the sweetheart of a family member (Jean Scott PARKINSON, grand-daughter of Jean WHITTLEY of Ballycraigy, Carnmoney near Belfast).  She was serving at the same time as a young nurse at Cliveden.  She was left broken-hearted when he died.
[However, she was instrumental in helping to save her severely wounded brother, whom she stumbled across lying on trolley outside, having been diagnosed as a "hopeless" case.  Luckily she knew the chief surgeon, who hailed from her home town in Canada, persuading him to have a second look. Very fortuitous!]

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The attached PDF contains two photos, but we are only interested in the 2nd one of "Clall".
[The first is a postcard of Cliveden House.]

The problems needing addressed would seem to be:

1) Large stain centrally, near to face;

2) Background disturbance;
      [? stain from another photo, lying on "opposite" page within the album.]

3) Linear scratch across lower mid-to-right;

4) Missing corner (lower right);

5) Skewing (slight) of the whole photo.


Realise that this could be daunting creative challenge.

All help will be greatly appreciated (and acknowledged in the published articles, as desired).


Thanks in anticipation,

Capt Jock
WHITTLEY - Donegore, Ballycraigy, Newtownards, Guernsey, PALI
WHITTLE - Dublin, Glenavy, Muckamore, Belfast; Jamaica; Norfolk (Virginia), Baltimore (Maryland), New York
CHAINE - Ballymena, Muckamore, Larne
EWART, DEWART - Portglenone, Ballyclare
McAFEE, WALKER - Ballyrashane

"You can't give kindness away enough, it keeps coming back to you."
Mark Twain (aka Samuel CLEMENTS) [Family from Ballynure, Co. Antrim.]

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Re: Restore required: Lieut Clarence SHERLOCK (RCAF d. 19-AUG-1918, bur. Cliveden)
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 09 August 18 17:13 BST (UK) »
PDF doesn't allow copies so I've had to take a snip which doesn't give a very large file.
Some pixilation close in.
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: Restore required: Lieut Clarence SHERLOCK (RCAF d. 19-AUG-1918, bur. Cliveden)
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 August 18 19:15 BST (UK) »
Here's a couple offerings for you. Hope you enjoy!
I just like to do photo restores.


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Re: Restore required: Lieut Clarence SHERLOCK (RCAF d. 19-AUG-1918, bur. Cliveden)
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 09 August 18 20:00 BST (UK) »
my attempt

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Re: Restore required: Lieut Clarence SHERLOCK (RCAF d. 19-AUG-1918, bur. Cliveden)
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 09 August 18 20:04 BST (UK) »
Strictly speaking he was in the Royal Air Force, not RCAF (there was no RCAF in those days). In the picture he is wearing the uniform of the Royal Naval Air Service with which he served briefly prior to the formation of the RAF in 1918.

Some 20,000 Canadians served with the RNAS, RFC and RAF in WW1.

His RAF officer's record is viewable on FindMyPast.  His CEF record is viewable here, inluding details of his discharge in 1917 to take up a commission in the RNAS.
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Restore required: Lieut Clarence SHERLOCK (RCAF d. 19-AUG-1918, bur. Cliveden)
« Reply #5 on: Friday 10 August 18 00:21 BST (UK) »
Not sure what needed to be done to the academy pic, so I just gave it a quick clean and coloring.

Hope you enjoy!
I just like to do photo restores.