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Re: Identity of VC soldier
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 27 April 19 00:22 BST (UK) »
I wonder .... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Cosgrove   
The London Gazette (Supplement). 20 August 1915. p. 8374.

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Re: Identity of VC soldier
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 27 April 19 00:22 BST (UK) »
Does'nt seem to be any VC awarder to the RDF.

Horace Curtis
Robert Downie
James Ockendon

were RDF, although none appear to be the chap in the picture.
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Re: Identity of VC soldier
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 27 April 19 00:25 BST (UK) »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_First_World_War_Victoria_Cross_recipients

Hope that link helps in search for

a) Corporal
b) Likely in an Irish Unit
c) who was not Killed in the Action for which the award was made

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Re: Identity of VC soldier
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 27 April 19 00:34 BST (UK) »
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Re: Identity of VC soldier
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 27 April 19 00:42 BST (UK) »
Another list - shorter one this time,  you can sort by the headings,  First World War ... only 39 names to check.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Irish_Victoria_Cross_recipients 

I will leave it to others,  sorry,  but I have no further spare moments available today.

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Re: Identity of VC soldier
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 27 April 19 01:10 BST (UK) »
I wonder .... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Cosgrove   
The London Gazette (Supplement). 20 August 1915. p. 8374.

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Re: Identity of VC soldier
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 27 April 19 01:12 BST (UK) »
Does'nt seem to be any VC awarder to the RDF.

Horace Curtis
Robert Downie
James Ockendon

were RDF, although none appear to be the chap in the picture.

Yes I have already checked them out


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Re: Identity of VC soldier
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 27 April 19 13:38 BST (UK) »
Is it possible to see the original B/w photo to compare with the photos published in newspapers and books of the time. For example I have 13 Volumes of The Great War the Standard History of the All European Conflict by H W Wilson which has thumbprint B/W pics of the majority of VC winners by year of award.
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Re: Identity of VC soldier
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 27 April 19 13:52 BST (UK) »
Also, could the two chaps have served in different years and/or different regiments, as on their uniforms,  one has upward pointed cheveron and other has downward pointed cheveron?
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