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Re: Soldier photo restoration needed - possibly John Cannon
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 03 February 19 11:08 GMT (UK) »
If you post the photo on the Armed Forces forum, they may be able to date and identify the uniform.
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Re: Soldier photo restoration needed - possibly John Cannon
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 03 February 19 12:27 GMT (UK) »
C. WW1 or later. Not as late as mid 1920's as the lanyard was moved to the other shoulder mid decade.
There were many Regt's. that had the flaming grenade collar dogs.
The lanyard was also in common usage by various Regt's. with the RA arguably being the most common.
The RA also wore the flaming grenade collar dogs.
Other than that it's impossible to ID his Regt.
I also notice there's no medal ribbon so possibly a new post war soldier.
The style of photograph commonly called cinema photographs became popular in the 1920's.
Looks a bit of a pin-up boy doesn't he.
Can we see the back?
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: Soldier photo restoration needed - possibly John Cannon
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 03 February 19 13:05 GMT (UK) »

Thanks to everyone who responded.

Andypandy and Pat the restorations aare just fantastic.
Jim1 - There is nothing on the back of the photo.

I've had a look at my grandfather's WW1 photo that was taken in Salisbury circa October 1914 while at their training camp.  He was with the Canadian Expeditionary Force.  The uniform looks very similar right down to the lanyard.  My grandfather is seated on the left, but the seated soldier on the right seems to have the same kind of lanyard.  My grandfather was a Sapper with the 2nd Field Company Canadian Engineers.  So I'm wondering if my unknown soldier could be WW1?

Now just to find out who this handsome man is!

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Re: Soldier photo restoration needed - possibly John Cannon
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 03 February 19 13:42 GMT (UK) »
Took a shot at guessing some colours whilst i cleaned it up. So may be off but this is what i imagined when i looked at the portrait.
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Re: Soldier photo restoration needed - possibly John Cannon
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 03 February 19 13:47 GMT (UK) »
Nice restore. Tunic's khaki & lanyard white I have to say.
The 1908 pattern tunic was in use up to the mid 30's so there won't be much of a difference.
I don't think your handsome chap is WW1, I think a bit later & into the early 20's.
Is there not a stamp box on the back?
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: Soldier photo restoration needed - possibly John Cannon
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 03 February 19 14:11 GMT (UK) »
Khaki tunic based on Jim's recommendation. Thanks Jim  ;)
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Re: Soldier photo restoration needed - possibly John Cannon
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 03 February 19 14:24 GMT (UK) »

Thanks MartynS for the photo restoration,  Great job.   I would like to post on the military forum to see if someone there can identify the uniform.  Do I have your permission to do so?


Jim1 there is no marking on the back.  Maybe it's a copy of the original.

Jerri
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Re: Soldier photo restoration needed - possibly John Cannon
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 03 February 19 14:30 GMT (UK) »
Sure no problem at all. Go for it  :)
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