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Brothers in Arms

Here is a photograph of my great grandfather and his brother when they were young men. They were born in the 1890’s in English’s Row, Oxford where a court now stands. The elder of the two is my great grandfather who fought in World War One, and was discharged after a shrapnel wound. He married just after the war on Christmas Day 1918 in Cumnor. I was wondering if anybody could say when ...
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X2 Great Grandmother

Here is my x2 great grandmother, Emma Ann Coombs (1866 - 1928) she was born in Cumnor, Oxfordshire (originally Berkshire) she married in 1886 in Cumnor to Marmaduke Henry Johnson. One of their daughters lived in Iffley, Oxfordshire where I believe this photograph was taken. I was wondering if anybody could date it for me?

Any estimates would be greatly appreciated

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A date for this photo


I think this photograph is of my 2 x g grandfather James Cripps 1843-1905.

Does his style of dress suggest am Edwardian man in his later life. Could this be to commemorate his 60th birthday in 1903?

Any thoughts are very much appreciated.

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Ships Name and Master

My Great Great Grandfather, James Phillips served on Captain Nares 1875 HMS Discovery expedition to the Artic.

He returned and did some other ships and then I lose touch with what happenened.

Family history say he died at around 30 on Burton's(?) Australia expedition of which I can find nothing.

However trawling through seaman deaths around when we think he died I came across the below. However I can't read what ship it says or ...
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Photo identification of man in POW camp

Hi all I was sent this photo by a man who saw a post on a facebook group and he reckons this is my uncle Stanley Conway in a group photo from stalag xxb from what I already know he was in stalag xxA not B but I do say it is the double of him, the photo on the left is from a local news paper cutting. have I missed a camp he was ...
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North Eastern Railway Uniforms? North Eastern Railway Uniforms?

The gentleman bottom left has been identified by another as my great uncle, a bus driver with NER. I think that the other 4 are his brothers including my grandfather - all of whom worked for NER and, later, LNER out of various north east stations. To confirm this I need some help in identifying the uniforms of the 2 men on the right. I can date this as post WW1 so about mid 1920's. ...
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Identifying WW1 soldiers and uniforms Essex regiment

I have a photo given to me (attached) by other family members and was told that standing on the left of photo is my great Uncle, Alfred DAVIS (1897-1918). I Know he enlisted into Essex Regiment 1914 (Private No.10738) and was in 9th Battalion. He was KIA near Sailly sur la Lys in 1918.
I am trying to identify the other 2 men in this photo, the family have said they are unknown but ...
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Who are these Canadian visitors?

This is a complete shot in the dark, but the young man in the centre of this photo visited my family for my great grandma's 80th birthday in Middleton, Manchester in 1957. I think great grandma's brother (Herbert Woodward, b 1874) may have emigrated to Canada in 1891 so it is possible this is a descendent of his. I just thought it was worth posting on the off-chance that someone might recognise these people.

Here's ...
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Please could this photograph be dated


I wonder if anyone could assist with dating this photograph please.
I originally based on who relations advised were in the picture thought the picture was dated around the early 1920’s. Based on a bit more detective work I’m thinking it was more between 1905 and 1911.
The 2 eldest on the photograph the earliest died in 1927 and that’s too far away from either of the dates mentioned ...
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Can anyone identify this uniform?

Hi, A DNA match on ancestry thinks this is a photo of my great-grandfather, Arthur Phillips Parsons born 1893 in Lancashire. The postcard appears to be from Aldershot barracks, and I would guess he is in the cavalry.

Is there a way to search the records for the barracks, or can anyone identify anything from the uniform, such as regiment? We think this photo was taken approx 1915, but again any confirmation that this is ...
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