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Offline Jean Fawcett

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World War One Driver
« on: Sunday 24 February 19 16:46 GMT (UK) »
I'm hopefully going to attach a photo I came across yesterday.
My Great Grandpa was a Driver in WW1. Nobody I know has seen a photo of him.
My Grandpa was a Regimental Sergeant Major in WW2.
The problem is that this photo is the image of my Grandpa but could it be his Father (the Driver). Thanking you all in anticipation x
Fawcett, Lenaghan, Lenachan, McLarty

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Re: World War One Driver
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 24 February 19 16:59 GMT (UK) »
This looks WW2 & an L/Cpl. or equivalent.
You don't say who he was with. The flaming grenade collar dogs were used by a number of Regiments.
Does the photo show a cap badge?
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: World War One Driver
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 24 February 19 17:14 GMT (UK) »
I am pretty sure that double breasted greatcoat design is later than WW1.
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Re: World War One Driver
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 24 February 19 17:23 GMT (UK) »
He doesnít have a hat on and had to cut down photo to allow it to be sent.
I think both were with the Royal Artillary.
I really thought Iíd found the first photo of the Great Grandfather!  But youse donít think this is WW1 time?
Fawcett, Lenaghan, Lenachan, McLarty

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Re: World War One Driver
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 24 February 19 17:53 GMT (UK) »
The tunic is wrong for WW1 & as ShaunJ has said the double-breasted greatcoat is also post WW1.
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: World War One Driver
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 24 February 19 18:10 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for your time.  It is my Grandpaís double right enough but I was really hoping it was his Father.
Fawcett, Lenaghan, Lenachan, McLarty