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Could anybody help me with identifying some insignia ?

Article about: I've recently been given a large family photo album, and inside was this picture of what I believe to be my great great Grandfather in the Great War, unfortunately I don't know his name, but

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    I've recently been given a large family photo album, and inside was this picture of what I believe to be my great great Grandfather in the Great War, unfortunately I don't know his name, but I can remember my Grandfather telling me that he Was put out of action after being caught in a gas attack, and he later died of his injuries. There is A few Letters that we have somewhere that he wrote to his daughter, but obviously they don't say a lot about Where or who he was serving with. So if anybody has any ideas on who he served with or anything from the insignia in this picture, i would be extremely grateful if anybody could spread some light on this

    Thanks Stan
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    Hi Stan, going by the white lanyard and ammo bandoleer I would say Royal Artillery.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    beat me to it Ade.

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    looks like he has a good conduct stripe, and could the badge on his other arm be a gun layer ?,
    john.Could anybody help me with identifying some insignia ?

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    As always Thanks for shedding some light on this one. That's actually quite odd, because all 5 of my Great Grandfathers on my dads Side Served with the royal artillery in the First World War. Also odd that he was subject to a gas attack, I would have thought they where slightly behind the lines

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    A lot of the shelling in WWI was behind the front lines, so it is more than likely he was in a position to be gassed.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    In case he was still in service when he died have you tried searching the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for family names?

    Oz

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    If you could enlarge the area from the sleeve insignia up, perhaps we could verify his branch.

    CCMJR

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    Ok I could give it a try, if you could that would be really helpful.

    Thanks Stan

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    This was as close as I could get it without it going blurry, and i can definitely make out the gun layers symbol that was mentioned on his arm. Also I found another image of him, And he is definitely Serving in the Royal artillery as he has a RA cap badge on his cap. Hope I could help

    Thanks Stan
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