Author Topic: Keeling, Holmes, Stewart, Mason - Despatch Riders, France, June 1st 1916.  (Read 253 times)

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Hello,

My grandfather William Ernest Keeling is on the left, with his despatch rider chums, in Flanders, France, June 1st 1916.
I only know his three friends as Holmes, Stewart and Mason.

Ernest survived the war and I think the others most likely did too - Mason definitely made it at least to late 1917, and Holmes to at least late 1918, as I have more photos of them from those times.
It would be great to somehow find out more about those chaps.

Anyhow, is there any chance of some kind people having an attempt at some colourisation?

Thanks!

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Re: Keeling, Holmes, Stewart, Mason - Despatch Riders, France, June 1st 1916.
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 15 May 19 15:57 BST (UK) »
Here is a much higher resolution scan of the image, if wanted:

http://grke.net/b26.jpg

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Re: Keeling, Holmes, Stewart, Mason - Despatch Riders, France, June 1st 1916.
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 16 May 19 02:43 BST (UK) »
Thank you for a good scan, here's one from me
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Re: Keeling, Holmes, Stewart, Mason - Despatch Riders, France, June 1st 1916.
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 May 19 08:01 BST (UK) »
A smashing job you've done there!

Thank you.

You can really see the differences in what they are wearing now, and everything's alive.


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Re: Keeling, Holmes, Stewart, Mason - Despatch Riders, France, June 1st 1916.
« Reply #5 on: Friday 17 May 19 09:20 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that, Tomkin, and that's a cool link.