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Offline dsjturner

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WWI (?) uniform help
« on: Sunday 08 November 20 17:51 GMT (UK) »
Hi!

I am very lucky to have in my possession many photos of relatives that served in the First World War. Unfortunately I have no idea who most of them are. Iím slowly but surely working through them all to try and identify them and I think I may be onto something with this. I have two questions.
Firstly I believe the men to be the same person would you all agree?
Secondly I was wondering if that is in fact a military uniform he is wearing? Itís the only one I have of someone in shorts! Any help at all trying to identify the man would really help. Many thanks in advance for you time.
Daniel
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Re: WWI (?) uniform help
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 November 20 18:10 GMT (UK) »
Military yes, tropical kit in the first photo not sure about the white arm band. Second photo same man as Lance 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: WWI (?) uniform help
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 08 November 20 18:47 GMT (UK) »
Thatís great thank you very much for your help! If itís who I think it is then he was a driver in the Royal Engineers.
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Re: WWI (?) uniform help
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 08 November 20 18:53 GMT (UK) »
The arm band is actually the blue and white brassard (arm band) of the RE Signals Service.  A Driver in the RE could be in a RE signals unit, the rank does not describe his trade necessarily.

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Re: WWI (?) uniform help
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 08 November 20 19:00 GMT (UK) »
Thatís great thank you very much! It looks like itís pointing more and more to who I think it is. I found his enlistment papers today and it just said RE driver. Itís all really helpful thank you very much!
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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 08 November 20 19:15 GMT (UK) »
If his papers show his unit(s) then that may yield a clue as in  Sigs Coy .

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Re: WWI (?) uniform help
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 08 November 20 19:26 GMT (UK) »
Iíve just found his medal card and it just says royal engineers DVR so I assume thatís driver? It doesnít mention anything else really. Iím only interested as I found this newspaper cutting amongst all the bits I was given and Iím certain the man in the clipping is the same man as in the photos above. In the article it states he was in the RE and served abroad.
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« Reply #7 on: Sunday 08 November 20 19:44 GMT (UK) »
Forgive the rude question but how do you know the medal card is his?  Do you have other papers with his number? 

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Re: WWI (?) uniform help
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 08 November 20 20:07 GMT (UK) »
Not rude at all I surprised myself with this one!
On his enlistment papers itís gives his regiment number and that matches the one on the medal card. The address on the enlistment papers match the ones in the 1901 and 1911 census when he was living with my great grandfather? His brother, and the mother listed as next as kin all fits too, so Iím certain itís him.
Seabrook and Doggett Abbots langley, Herts
Robinson, Oxford
Fryer and Bates, Penn, Bucks
French, Oldbury, Worcestershire
Turner and Cunningham Galashiels, Scotland
Barrs, Leicstershire/London