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Help with info from photo
« on: Tuesday 01 June 21 16:09 BST (UK) »
Hi all, recently received this photo and just looking for more information on it based on uniform, badges etc.

Any help is much appreciated. :)


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Re: Help with info from photo
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 01 June 21 16:19 BST (UK) »
The shoulder flash is indistinct but looks as if it is Royal Field Artillery. He is a Lance Corporal and gas four good conduct stripes.

Someone else may be able to confirm or contradict that.
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: Help with info from photo
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 02 June 21 11:32 BST (UK) »
Agree with Jebber, he looks like RFA.
The chevrons are for overseas service.
First introduced in 1917 & shows he's had four tours overseas
since the outbreak of war.
He looks to have a medal ribbon it may be the MM but if so it's
in the wrong spot as it would take precedence over the others
he would receive later or it could be the 14/15 Star if this was taken
1919/20.
The patch is a Corps/Div. formation patch but I can't id it.
He looks to be wearing riding breeches denoting a Driver or
dispatch rider. Unfortunately we can't see his boots to see if he has spurs.
Do you know his name?
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Help with info from photo
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 03 June 21 10:43 BST (UK) »
I stand corrected about the chevrons, should have known better. ::)
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: Help with info from photo
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 03 June 21 18:45 BST (UK) »
Thanks to you both, great information.

This matches with who I think it is; William Simpson, Royal Field Artillery, 107417.

He was awarded the Military Medal December 1917 if that makes a difference. Still not sure what this is for. I downloaded the diaries and tried to find more information but have lost them now.

Precious Previous thread about this at https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=798390.0

Thanks again. If anyone is able to give any further info, please do.

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Re: Help with info from photo
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 03 June 21 19:01 BST (UK) »
Appears I made a contribution to that post also.
I'll take a look at the diary.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Help with info from photo
« Reply #6 on: Friday 04 June 21 11:35 BST (UK) »
Nothing jumps out so as MaxD said in the previous post
a significant contribution supporting the various Divs. probably
during the 3rd. Battle of Ypres Sept. 1917.
They had just moved up to C10 (top right) on this map.
https://maps.nls.uk/view/101464900
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Help with info from photo
« Reply #7 on: Friday 04 June 21 16:11 BST (UK) »
Thank you for this.

Itís a shame heís not mentioned by name but good to know more information about when and why he would received it.