I have been researching my family history for about 18 months & reading the mag for the past year, boy has it given some great help in places to search, but unfortunately I've hit the old brick wall with this.
Attatched are 3 photos, 1 of my grandfather in uniform in WW1 along with a man seated beside him, enlarged is my grandfathers cap badge & the person who is seated, another enlargement of this person shows his wristwatch (with leather strap) and on his right arm are 3 stripes (sgt), though this photo could not be uploaded.
My grandfather was Thomas William Lally (though he did spell it Lalley as well, he was in Pimlico,London 12/8/1884, moved to Lewes, Sussex (1901 census) and to Ballina, Mayo, Ireland (1911 Irish census(, with 1 child aged 6 months. 3 more children were born between 1912-Oct 1914 and no others till 1921, so I assume his war service came in this period.
Past family discussions have said he was in the Royal Sussex & the Connaught Rangers. Can anyone confirm the cap badge & nationality of the soldier seated beside him .
Any info will be most appreciated, hopefully I can then find his war records.
All the best & a happy new year to one and all from Matt Lally.
- Person seated (close up)
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- Cap Badge
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- Sgt. Thomas Lally & ?
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