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BRITISH ARMY PHOTOGRAPHS SOUGHT
Photograph sought: S/15583 Rfm Sidney Herbert NIXON, Rifle Brigade. Born 1894. Died 1976. Ref: Nix999
Photograph sought: R/1480 Rifleman Stan COLLINS, 12th King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born 1894. Killed in action 18th August 1916. Ref: Col123
Photograph sought: 8355 CSM John William Beeby GALE, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Born at Ellington, Huntingdonshire in September 1877, died 6th March 1943. Ref: Gal467
6850 Pte Robert Mearns HOBBS, 1/5th and 1st Battalions, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Born 13th August 1895 at Maryhill, Glasgow. Killed in Action on the 28th November 1917. Ref: Hob765
6271 Pte Ernest WHITCOMB, 1st Middlesex Regiment; later 587639 Labour Corps. Born 2nd September 1882. Died of pneumonia on active service on the 10th December 1918. Ref: Whit221
241246 Pte John HAMBLING, 5th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in Action on the 2nd July 1916. Ref: Goy711
G/8382 Pte Apsley Arthur STEVENSON, 1st Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in Action on the 3rd July 1916. Ref: Ste186
18990 Pte Frank Harry ARTHEY, 2nd Essex Regiment. Died of wounds, aged 18, on the 6th July 1916. Commemorated on the war memorial at Dedham, Essex. Ref: Art932
Harold Monkley BYGOTT. Lieutenant Harold BYGOTT served with the 1/1st County of London Yeomanry and later the Machine Gun Corps Cavalry. He was commissioned in the Leicestershire Regiment in June 1918. Ref Byg221
Photograph sought: 2066, later 370449 Pte, later A/Cpl Arthur Milton SWEETMAN, 8th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles). Discharged as no longer physically fit for war service but later served during the Second World War as an ARP warden. Died in London, 1976. Ref Swe822
Photograph sought: 1361 Pte Robert STARK, 7th Royal Scots; later S/20699 Pte Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Survived the Quintinshill rail disaster on 22nd May 1915 and, after recovery, transferred to the Black Watch serving with the 8th, 9th and 1st Battalions. Robert Stark was born in Leith on 22nd February 1896 and was a pre-war Territorial. He served in the Balkans and France & Flanders. He survived the war and died in 1954. Ref Sta423
Photograph sought: 12352 L/Cpl Percy George WARDLE, 7th Leicestershire Regiment. Percy died of wounds, the result of being gassed, on the 4th October 1917, aged 21. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Percy was born and baptised in Hornignlow, Staffordshire in 1896 and was the son of Charles Henry and Sarah Ann Wardle and sibling to Alice, Charles & William Wardle. Ref War823
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Photograph sought: 2605 L-Cpl John DICKS, 9th Essex Regiment; later G/92639 Middlesex Regiment. Date of birth and date of death unknown. Ref: Dic333
Photograph sought: Captain Magnus Rainier ROBERTSON, 9th Essex Regiment. Born 26th August 1887. Killed in Action on the 22nd August 1918. Ref: Rob265
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In June 2009 on my British Army Medals blog, I listed a number of men for whom I sought medals. Captain Alfred Iliffe MC of the Bedfordshire Regiment, below, was one of the men I wrote about.
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