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A Fraser Family Member WW1 Mystery
« on: Sunday 05 May 19 13:51 BST (UK) »
The Fraser Family are trying to identify the Regiment in the attached photograph from the WW1 era. Is it more likely to be the Royal Tank Corps 13th Battalion or London Regiment (London Scottish) 1st/14th Bn.,

Any help would be most greatly appreciated by the Fraser family. nw_whiskers
Stevenson, Marnoch, Scotland

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Re: A Fraser Family Member WW1 Mystery
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 05 May 19 14:03 BST (UK) »
If the Military Badges are from the 13th Battalion Royal Tank Corps it is likely to be of Adam Robertson Fraser awarded the Military Cross dated 10 Aug 1918. He also served in Machine Corps before that and some secret tank corps. The other alternative we have is John Shaw Fraser of London Regiment (London Scottish) killed 7th Oct 1916 at the Somme.


We hope that this information is of some help. nw_whiskers   
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Re: A Fraser Family Member WW1 Mystery
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 05 May 19 16:47 BST (UK) »
The badge is that of the London Scottish not the Tank Corps.  Try an image search.

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Re: A Fraser Family Member WW1 Mystery
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 05 May 19 18:38 BST (UK) »
Deleted. Max had already provided the answer.

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Re: A Fraser Family Member WW1 Mystery
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 05 May 19 19:50 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your reply with the London Scottish but I am not sure what you mean by "try an image search" as I am not up on military uniforms or badges from WW1 or otherwise.

Many thanks for your response, nw_whiskers
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Re: A Fraser Family Member WW1 Mystery
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 05 May 19 20:00 BST (UK) »
Go to Google images and to the right of the search bar you will see a camera icon, click on it and this gives you the choice to upload your photo to google to find a match, then you will get images returned with the closest match to your photo.
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Re: A Fraser Family Member WW1 Mystery
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 05 May 19 20:22 BST (UK) »
Try this.

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Re: A Fraser Family Member WW1 Mystery
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 05 May 19 21:36 BST (UK) »
Dear All, Thank you all for your "generous efforts" to expand my knowledge so I now have three London Scottish Badges to choose from which is great for me. The fancy chair that he is sitting on looks like a photographic "studio prop" and the cane that he is holding is probably in the same category. The terrible horrors of war are such that he and countless millions of others sadly fail to live a long and useful life.

Many thanks to you all, nw_whiskers.
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Re: A Fraser Family Member WW1 Mystery
« Reply #8 on: Monday 06 May 19 11:17 BST (UK) »
Thought he deserved a bit of a tidy up.
2nd. photo is how he would have looked.
Just to add a snippet the confusion may have arisen owing to the "T" above the shoulder title which someone may have guessed as Tank. It actually stands for Territorial.
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