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Royal Marines. What is his rank please?
« on: Tuesday 15 September 20 19:29 BST (UK) »
I have inherited this picture of my grandfather.  It is not valuable, except to me.  I would like to know what rank he held at the time it was painted please.

I have downloaded his file from the N/A wondered if anyone could shed some light on them and, maybe, explain them to me a little, I would be grateful as I am literally 'all at sea'.   :)   I understand that he was in Hong Kong in 1899 and the ships he served on :

Immortalite 1895-98. Wildfire 1899-1900. Pembroke 1900-02.  Wildfire 1903-04.  Resolution 1905 (3 months).  Bedford 1906 (1 month). Charybdis 1906-07.  Cressy 1907-1909.  Victory RM Brigade(?) 1914-15.  Marshal Sault 1915-16. 

Many thanks.  Royd. 
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Re: Royal Marines. What is his rank please?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 15 September 20 19:57 BST (UK) »
Two chevrons. He is a Corporal.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Royal Marines. What is his rank please?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 15 September 20 20:00 BST (UK) »
Thank you.  That is very helpful.  R.
Wests of West Wycombe.
Druces of High Wycombe
Cork(e)s of Kent
Goodwins of Kent
Taylors of Liverpool and Dysart
Truemans of Liverpool
Lavells of Ireland and Liverpool
McGowans of Scotland and Liverpool