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Postby sherry2802 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:05 pm

This is my great grand father and grand mother on their wedding day. It was taken in the 4th quarter of 1915 in Gloucestershire. His occupation on the marriage cert is soldier this is all I know about him other than his name can anyone help id the uniform?
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Re: Uniform ID

Postby g w aldous » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:46 am

the uniform is a standard WW1 soldiers jacket with no badges or medals, in the photo it appears to be quite creased so probably a photo taken quickly rather than booked in advance as he would have been smarter. possibly he has just joined. the one significant thing is the lanyard is says to me he was almost certainly Royal Artillery, this could be RGA, RHA or RFA. Royal Garrison Arty had the Big Guns, Field & horse arty were smaller horse drawn guns normally 25 pounders, these are the guns used for the royal salute in hyde park.
Have you searched his name in the military records ?. I would have done it but you havn't put it down.
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Re: Uniform ID

Postby sherry2802 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:10 pm

I have tried to find him but I have not ha any luck. His name was Frederick Joseph stubbs he was born in 1888 approx in Brighton. He was married in Duntisbourn Abbots in the fourth quarter of 1915. This photo was taken at this time in Cirencester. They already had a son born out of wedlock (family member who was only a young child stated he married her whilst on leave). Marriage cert states his occupation as soldier.
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Re: Uniform ID

Postby Sylcec » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:46 pm

There is a WWI service record on Ancestry for Frederick Joseph Stubbs of about the right age, but he started in the Hampshire Regt and moved to the Labour Corps, also had a 5 yo daughter Theresa who died in 1917 - probably not your man.

In the Medal Index Cards there is one for a Frederick O J Stubbs who was a Gunner, later Sergeant, no. 15653 in the 115u Heavy Brigade RGA. He received the 1914 Star (qual date: 16 Aug 1914) as well as the Victory & British War Medals. Could this be your man?
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Re: Uniform ID

Postby Sylcec » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:50 pm

Another possibility is Frank Joseph Stubbs, a Driver with the RFA No. 116022 - no stars just the Victory & BWM.
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