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Unknown Armed Forces can anyone give me any clue to identification
« on: Saturday 06 July 19 16:45 BST (UK) »

Whilst my Mum was sorting through her photographs yesterday we came across an unknown, we know the photograph doesn't belong to her family

It possibly belonged to my Step-Father's maternal line which could be Atherton.

Can anyone identify anything from the photo? I am presuming the photo dates from WWII but I am open to other options, and most likely English Regiment
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Re: Unknown Armed Forces can anyone give me any clue to identification
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 06 July 19 17:21 BST (UK) »
I am not an expert. Royal Artillery?

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Re: Unknown Armed Forces can anyone give me any clue to identification
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 06 July 19 17:32 BST (UK) »
The badges appear to be the Royal Army Ordnance Corps.
(1) Janions of Cheshire, Lancashire, Hawaii, Vancouver and Seattle.
(2) Gregorys of Tarporley, Cheshire.
(3) Pughs of 'The New Pale' near Frodsham and Delamere in Cheshire.
(4) Nevills of Llanelly, Llangennechh and Felinfoel.
(5) Yaldens of Ovington/Lovington in Hampshire.

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Re: Unknown Armed Forces can anyone give me any clue to identification
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 06 July 19 17:33 BST (UK) »
You will also see he was a Lance-Corporal indicated by the single chevron visible on his upper right sleeve.
(1) Janions of Cheshire, Lancashire, Hawaii, Vancouver and Seattle.
(2) Gregorys of Tarporley, Cheshire.
(3) Pughs of 'The New Pale' near Frodsham and Delamere in Cheshire.
(4) Nevills of Llanelly, Llangennechh and Felinfoel.
(5) Yaldens of Ovington/Lovington in Hampshire.

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Re: Unknown Armed Forces can anyone give me any clue to identification
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 06 July 19 18:01 BST (UK) »
Wow Thanks that certainly something to go on
Ashton Lancashire
Eccles Lancashire
Fletcher Lancashire
Harwood Church/Darwen
Jackson Staffordhire/Worcestershire
Jenkinson Cockerham
Marsden Hoghton Lancashire
Mercer Lancashire/Yorkshire
Pye Wyresdale
Singleton Lancashire
Swarbrick  Longridge
Watt Scotland/Lancashire

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Re: Unknown Armed Forces can anyone give me any clue to identification
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 06 July 19 18:17 BST (UK) »
I expect you have noticed it already but in the bottom left there appears to be the photographer's imprinted details. I cannot make out what it says but that will likely help identify where the photo was taken. Good luck with your research.
(1) Janions of Cheshire, Lancashire, Hawaii, Vancouver and Seattle.
(2) Gregorys of Tarporley, Cheshire.
(3) Pughs of 'The New Pale' near Frodsham and Delamere in Cheshire.
(4) Nevills of Llanelly, Llangennechh and Felinfoel.
(5) Yaldens of Ovington/Lovington in Hampshire.

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Re: Unknown Armed Forces can anyone give me any clue to identification
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 06 July 19 18:45 BST (UK) »
The badges appear to be the Royal Army Ordnance Corps.
You will also see he was a Lance-Corporal indicated by the single chevron visible on his upper right sleeve.

Have you searched the military records on either Anc*y or F M P

There is this entry  the original image is viewable at Fold3  (need a membership) although his rank is Lieutenant Colonel.

H. Atherton
Military Year:   1942
Regiment:   R. A. O. C.
Rank:   Lt Col

 

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Re: Unknown Armed Forces can anyone give me any clue to identification
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 06 July 19 18:53 BST (UK) »
The photographer's was situated at Bank Top, Blackburn

and No I hadn't started looking Ladyhawk due to my lack of knowledge (Military)


























Ashton Lancashire
Eccles Lancashire
Fletcher Lancashire
Harwood Church/Darwen
Jackson Staffordhire/Worcestershire
Jenkinson Cockerham
Marsden Hoghton Lancashire
Mercer Lancashire/Yorkshire
Pye Wyresdale
Singleton Lancashire
Swarbrick  Longridge
Watt Scotland/Lancashire