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What can be learnt from this photo ? Great Uncle Robert Hardy
« on: Thursday 13 January 22 15:21 GMT (UK) »
A photo of my Great Uncle Robert Hardy. He was in service as a footman in 1911 to Sir Arthur George Weigal MP. He was in the RFA 1914 - 1918 . On returning to blighty no job. 1921 boot cleaning at Harrow School. Died od Cancer in 1923. What can be leant from his photo attached. ?

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Re: What can be learnt from this photo ? Great Uncle Robert Hardy
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 13 January 22 20:52 GMT (UK) »
I would think this was taken when he was a footman to Sir Arthur George Weigal MP  between 1911 and 1914.
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Re: What can be learnt from this photo ? Great Uncle Robert Hardy
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 13 January 22 21:52 GMT (UK) »
I would think this was taken when he was a footman to Sir Arthur George Weigal MP  between 1911 and 1914.

I think so too.

The image you posted looks like it is part of a larger photo. If you post the entire photo it might give some context, and there might be more clues to be found.  :)


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Re: What can be learnt from this photo ? Great Uncle Robert Hardy
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 13 January 22 23:36 GMT (UK) »
The coat ,rather like a dust coat ,top hat and gloves make me wonder about carriage drivers or even a chauffeur on dusty country roads in the open cars around that time, is it a stock  he is wearing ,like horseriders sometimes still do.

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Re: What can be learnt from this photo ? Great Uncle Robert Hardy
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 16 January 22 13:48 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou. Staets to make aense.

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Re: What can be learnt from this photo ? Great Uncle Robert Hardy
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 16 January 22 14:22 GMT (UK) »
Interesting link here maybe of interest to you, judging by the information your                        http://victorian-era.org/what-is-a-footman-and-what-were-the-duties.html

 maybe of interest to you, it could be your Great Uncle was a 1st. Footman as apposed to a 2nd or 3rd, it looks like he is wearing cuffs and studs under his dust coat.  He certainly has a military bearing.
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Re: What can be learnt from this photo ? Great Uncle Robert Hardy
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 16 January 22 22:06 GMT (UK) »
Interesting link here maybe of interest to you, judging by the information your                        http://victorian-era.org/what-is-a-footman-and-what-were-the-duties.html

 maybe of interest to you, it could be your Great Uncle was a 1st. Footman as apposed to a 2nd or 3rd, it looks like he is wearing cuffs and studs under his dust coat.  He certainly has a military bearing.

. and he is a good looking chap .