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Offline Rachel Morris

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Old military photo - need help
« on: Tuesday 15 January 19 14:57 GMT (UK) »
Hi
I have an old photo and In order to narrow down my relative, I think I first need to know which regiment or really any other helpful information.

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Re: Old military photo - need help
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 15 January 19 15:10 GMT (UK) »
My stab would be at Royal Engineers who wore (and still wear) a grenade badge above sergeants stripes as seen in the sergeants in the pic.  I see no other distinguishing marks.

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Re: Old military photo - need help
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 15 January 19 15:12 GMT (UK) »
Super photograph, looks like Boer War or same period. They all have pistols. Beyond that, don't know.
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Re: Old military photo - need help
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 15 January 19 15:56 GMT (UK) »
My stab would be at Royal Engineers who wore (and still wear) a grenade badge above sergeants stripes as seen in the sergeants in the pic.  I see no other distinguishing marks.

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I was hoping this was the case - this evidence would support my current evidence. My nan (whose photo it is) said it she think one of them is my Great Great great grandfather - who did serve in the Royal Engineers .....
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Re: Old military photo - need help
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 15 January 19 15:58 GMT (UK) »
Actually just a thought - I know what rank he was and at what times..... so what ranks do the chevrons signify?
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Re: Old military photo - need help
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 15 January 19 16:04 GMT (UK) »
Three is a Sergeant (Serjeant). Two is a Corporal and (uniquely to the RE) one stripe was worn by Second Corporals and Lance Corporals.

If he served in the Boer War then medal list are findable.  Do you want to share details of dates/name??

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Re: Old military photo - need help
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 15 January 19 16:15 GMT (UK) »
Yeah sure I have service records and access to ancestry and Fold3
It could be. George Frederick Evans (jnr) - b1872. d1913. Reg - Royal Engineers regiment no 21250, did serve in India but not sure of the period. He was a sergeant (supply)

Or GFE snr who was also a Sargent.... and died 1926
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Re: Old military photo - need help
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 15 January 19 17:10 GMT (UK) »
21250 was in India 91-96 which would fit well with the photo.  He held the ranks of L Cpl to Sgt during that spell.  He was actually an Engineer Clerk finishing as a Quartermaster Sergeant.

Not sure about your other one, can't find his rtecord.

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Re: Old military photo - need help
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 15 January 19 17:47 GMT (UK) »
21250 was in India 91-96 which would fit well with the photo.  He held the ranks of L Cpl to Sgt during that spell.  He was actually an Engineer Clerk finishing as a Quartermaster Sergeant.

Not sure about your other one, can't find his rtecord.

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