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Identifying uniform and/or lady
« on: Tuesday 14 May 19 21:34 BST (UK) »
I've got 3 photos of this lady, all in this uniform, but at different locations. This is the only one where she wears the had and the medal (?) On her left breast pocket. I've no idea who she could be but it seems strange that my family would have kept 3 photos of a lady from three different times  unless she was important to them (the photos could have come from at least 3 of my family as they were all put in a box over the years as relatives died off).

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Identifying uniform and/or lady
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 14 May 19 21:38 BST (UK) »
Also, there's quite a few photos of soldiers/people in uniform of people we've no idea who they are. We don't know where my great granddad went to during WWII other than that he was a Desert Rat at one point. There's photos with writing on the back mentioning Belgium, Germany, Holland and other places. I could post them in the future.

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Re: Identifying uniform and/or lady
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 14 May 19 23:33 BST (UK) »
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Re: Identifying uniform and/or lady
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 15 May 19 05:58 BST (UK) »
Sorry. Hopefully this will work

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Re: Identifying uniform and/or lady
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 15 May 19 07:25 BST (UK) »
ATS?  :-\

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Re: Identifying uniform and/or lady
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 15 May 19 07:29 BST (UK) »
Ruskie has it - the lady is in the ATS -  the Auxiliary Territorial Service - the army women's service in WW2. The badge on her breast pocket was usually that of the regiment or corps with which she was working.  Someone may be able to ID that?
 
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Re: Identifying uniform and/or lady
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 15 May 19 12:39 BST (UK) »
Thank you both. Would this mean she stayed local to where she lived or would she have gone abroad during the war?

It narrows down that at least she was English. There's photos in the box of women in uniforms who don't look to be from England.

And, with having 3 photos of the same woman, I'm trying to work out if she could be a relative. Would you say she was mid-20s in the photo?

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Re: Identifying uniform and/or lady
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 15 May 19 14:00 BST (UK) »
Could be mid 20s or even into her 30s perhaps, though I am not confident in that estimate.
Do any of the other photos show a wedding ring?
She is quite distinctive looking - does she resemble anyone in your family?

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Re: Identifying uniform and/or lady
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 15 May 19 14:21 BST (UK) »
Double  Essex/Suffolk
Randle/Millington Warwicks
Sokser/Klingler Austria/Croatia