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Re: WW2 British uniform question
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 30 December 20 21:42 GMT (UK) »
Yes, army guy looks a bit out of place doesnít he?  ;D

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Re: WW2 British uniform question
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 30 December 20 21:54 GMT (UK) »
I note the Army Corporal has his rank badge on his right arm only. I wonder if that might help give a clue to what Regiment or Corps he was in ? I can't answer that myself but the norm was for chevrons to be on both arms. Just a thought.
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« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 30 December 20 21:56 GMT (UK) »
By the way, you mention you have other photos. Is the Army man in any of those ?
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Re: WW2 British uniform question
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 30 December 20 22:47 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat tonip.

I canít add anything useful, but I think this photo is wonderful! Even if the army chap was a relative, it would still be odd for him to be holding his female relativeís hand in her wedding photo .... or even if this was a split second touch unintentionally captured by the photographer - still odd ... and strange that they had the photo printed rather than choose one where he wasnít touching the brideís hand.

I am letting my imagination run away with me here.  ;)

Did the army chap appear in any other photos, wedding or otherwise?

There are 2 wedding photos that we know of (both held at the Library of Congress due to them having the full collection of the photographer!). The other one is a larger group, I'm guessing all the people at the wedding - all look to be military.  In both photos he is standing next to the bride and in both he is holding her hand....it is intriguing!

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Re: WW2 British uniform question
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 30 December 20 22:50 GMT (UK) »
I note the Army Corporal has his rank badge on his right arm only. I wonder if that might help give a clue to what Regiment or Corps he was in ? I can't answer that myself but the norm was for chevrons to be on both arms. Just a thought.

I hadn't noticed that, thanks! Hopefully it may mean something to someone.  Here is the other photo we have of the wedding.

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« Reply #14 on: Thursday 31 December 20 11:13 GMT (UK) »

There are 2 wedding photos that we know of (both held at the Library of Congress due to them having the full collection of the photographer!). The other one is a larger group, I'm guessing all the people at the wedding - all look to be military.  In both photos he is standing next to the bride and in both he is holding her hand....it is intriguing!

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Why? How very curious.

Is there anyone in the family who may be able to offer an explanation? Presuming both of your grandparents are deceased, perhaps a close relative of your grandparents or  their children?

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Re: WW2 British uniform question
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 31 December 20 11:52 GMT (UK) »
What was your grandmother's age when she was married? Did she have any other relatives who might have been at the wedding, older brother, father even? One would imagine that only a close relative would hold her hand.

Hope you get the question sorted out.

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Re: WW2 British uniform question
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 31 December 20 14:26 GMT (UK) »
They were on an overseas posting so only friends of the couple amongst serving personnel would be there. He could have given the bride away.
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« Reply #17 on: Thursday 31 December 20 15:03 GMT (UK) »
They were on an overseas posting so only friends of the couple amongst serving personnel would be there. He could have given the bride away.

I agree...that was my first thought.

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