would like help on some images
Article about: the first two images are of my great grandfather. this is what I know of him. he served in the boar war 1900s. and then served in ww1. he was wounded in ww1. I think he was in the east surry
would like help on some images
The first two images are of my Great Grandfather. This is what
I know of him: He served in the Boer War 1900s, and then
served in WWI. He was wounded in WWI. I think he was
in the East Surrey Regiment in the Boer War and WWI,
but in WWI was later put into the Labour Corps.
These images I have, my uncle sent them to me a while ago
asking me if I was able to identify the uniforms. I think the
younger man is him in the 1890s and the other image is
definitely him, maybe taken around WWI. After a bit of
looking I think he may have been Royal Field Artillery.
The next image is of my other Great Grandpa. I do not know
anything of his service in WWI, but the knot on his sleeve
and cap badge looks like Engineers maybe. I know he
was wounded in WWI - my uncle has his Wound
Badge and medals....
Any help would be fantastic, as I've been working for
a while on my family's military history.
Thank you, Mark.
Last edited by Walkwolf; 10-13-2015 at 10:25 PM.
Yes, most likely an Engineers hat badge.
Ask you Uncle to read the details on the rims of the medals, this will include his regiment and service number which you could then use to look up his Medal Index Card (MIC) and also see if his service papers have survived. If you wanted to share their names then there are people here who can check for you (or on the British Medals Forum).
Thanks ubique. I have got both of there service numbers I found my great grandpas ww1 recolds in the first images east surry reg and number on the side. But I would like to no if any one could me the unifourms or help me me to no what the uniforms he has on in the images. But the great grandfather on tne bike I are unable to find anything. Thanks mark.
OK I'm guessing you have his full name and know his age but cant spot him in records because there were more than one by that name. On the MIC's you would need to list all the Royal Engineers with that name then start deducting those with the wrong age (making allowance for the age being fiddled to get enlisted). There could also be clues in the census information. That uniform on the motorbike would not have been issued to wartime enlisted men so he may have been in the RE's in 1911 or 1921 maybe. Others may have good suggestions too, especially on the forum I mentioned.
Fantastic photos mate, great stuff!
Ive had no luck in getting onto the British medals forum. Still waiting to get excepted.
Probably just a mod away for a couple of days.
Don't forget to check your junk emails.
All good now. Got email yesterday. Thanks mark. Will have a look when I get the chance.
Ive got this far the very first image of great grandpa Bridgeman. the strips on his left are long service chevrons. looks like 18 years.
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