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Re: Francis Joseph Moore - Uniform?
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 15 November 20 20:56 GMT (UK) »
Iím puzzled now. ARP makes sense too. I guess I will have to see if my grandmother remembers him as an ARP or working as a Commissionaire .
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Re: Francis Joseph Moore - Uniform?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 15 November 20 21:08 GMT (UK) »
I don't think ARP wardens would have had fancy epaulettes like FJM's. After further researtch, ARP warden could be a good shout! See the epaulettes in this photo: https://tinyurl.com/y4hw9cb3

It's tagged as an ARP warden but the helmet insignia looks like "LFB " - London Fire Brigade?

The Alamy photo is wrongly captioned, he is a fireman.
These are fire brigade metal epaulettes of the era:

http://www.stedmundsburychronicle.co.uk/firebrigade/lawson5.jpg


FJM is not in the ARP on the 1939 Register.
There is no ARP badge above his left breast pocket on the original photo.
Would say the braided epaulettes are more consistent with a Commissonaire.


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Re: Francis Joseph Moore - Uniform?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 15 November 20 21:13 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Tony,

Yes, there is no insignia on any of his uniform, so it make sense to be a commissionaire. Could have been before or after the War. He must have looked young for his age. He was born in 1884, but his second wife was born in 1904. Maybe the 1921 census will shed some light when it's out.

MJ