WW 1

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Re: WW 1

Postby Berkshire Yeoman » 22 Oct 2019, 07:59

Saw this on Ebay and thought this must be taken on the walks at KL. When I got it saw on the back I was right - KL photographer

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A mounted Lance Corporal of 2/1st Berkshire Yeomanry Kings Lynn – Summer 1915.
He carries the Japanese Meiji carbine issued to 2/1st yeomanry units due to shortage of SMLEs.
Earlier pattern slightly curved sword (i.e. not 1908 patt) in scabbard hanging from near-side rear of the saddle with the spare shoe-case behind.
There is possibly a brand showing on the near-side hind quarter of the horse but this may be an imperfection in the photograph.
The postcard is by Jasper J. Wight, East Anglian Studio, 125 London Road, Kings Lynn
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Re: WW 1

Postby EWW » 22 Oct 2019, 09:02

Old Jasper must have been a busy boy in the walks that day. There is an almost identical picture in page one of this thread.
Same tent, same houses in background, same pose. Different soldier. :)

On looking at the next picture on page one to the mounted soldier are a group that could be the same guys leaving Lynn station.
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Re: WW 1

Postby Berkshire Yeoman » 22 Oct 2019, 14:18

It was that picture that made me pretty certain this was another K.L. pic
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Re: WW 1

Postby EWW » 22 Oct 2019, 15:08

Are the guys on the station Yeomanry then, or is it to hard to tell? Another question for you. Would the soldier refit the horseshoe if it threw one?
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Re: WW 1

Postby Berkshire Yeoman » 23 Oct 2019, 10:33

It is hard to see a discernible cap-badge for the men on the station but they aren't wearing leather bandoliers so not Yeomanry or any other mounted unit.

Each squadron had a farrier-sergeant and 4 shoe-smiths. If on the march or on a scheme a spare shoe might have been temporarily fixed if there was a shoe-smith with them and he had his tools; however the horse would have to go the forge to have it properly fitted. This involves heating the shoe to get it to the correct size for the foot and at the same time rasping the foot to get a good fit.
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Re: WW 1

Postby EWW » 23 Oct 2019, 10:47

Thank you BY. Very informative.
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Re: WW 1

Postby Holcombe » 27 Oct 2019, 17:49

The photo of soldiers on a train at Kings Lynn Station posted by Apollonine on 24.11.2010 is of 'Lynn Company', 5th battalion, The Norfolk Regiment, the day after the order for mobilisation was received on 4th August 1914. The train took 'Lynn Company' from Kings Lynn to Dereham on 5th August 1914 to assemble with other companies of 5th Battalion. The company was made up of volunteers from the Lynn area and included my great uncle, Bert Crake. On the right of the photo with a moustache and smile, is Captain Arthur PATRICK who was a very popular officer with 'Lynn Company'.
Just over a year later, many of 'Lynn Company' would die in Gallipoli with others, including the Sandringham Company, in the 'Vanished Battallion' during the advance on Anafarta Plain on 12th August 1915.
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Re: WW 1

Postby EWW » 27 Oct 2019, 17:56

Thanks Holcombe. Gallipoli took many brave men from both Lynn area, and very many from Oz and NZ.
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Re: WW 1

Postby s.howard82 » 18 May 2020, 20:26

I think some of these photos have been posted before but may hold additional information.

It would be good to see a clearer image of this Norfolk regiment.

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Re: WW 1

Postby EWW » 18 May 2020, 20:52

Could not do a lot with them 82 but just made them a bit lighter.

All the Lynn bombing ones are on here, but nice to see the Yarmouth ones that were hit in the same raid,
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Re: WW 1

Postby s.howard82 » 25 Jun 2020, 09:51

Some more pics from the papers

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Re: WW 1

Postby EWW » 05 Jun 2021, 08:55

It would be nice if any member could come up with some info on the Lynn man mentioned in this article from the Mirror today.
Unfortunately it does not say who is who. The paper is trying to find the remaining families to see what happened to the men
after the war.

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Re: WW 1

Postby KTL16825 » 05 Jun 2021, 12:15

Arthur Edward Geeson, son of Ann Crow & Charles Geeson, born Graveley, Cambs. 17th Dec.1883. Served as private no. 29014, B coy. 8th battalion Beds. Regt. Oath of recruitment (short service attestation) taken at Lynn on 3rd Dec. 1915. Arthur was then living in Lynn Road, Great Bircham, and was working as an insurance agent. Taken POW in Hulluch, France on 22nd June 1917, but not wounded. Held in camps at Douai, France, then Dulmen and Munster in Germany. Appears on the absent voters' list for autumn 1919 in the Lynn district under his Great Bircham address. Arthur married Emily Margaret Abbs in Fakenham in Oct. 1925. He died in Fakenham on 2nd June 1944 and was buried at St. Mary & All Saints, Sculthorpe on D-Day.
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Re: WW 1

Postby EWW » 05 Jun 2021, 13:19

Some of the info about his capture is in the article but it does not give any contact details. This clip shows the historians name and thats all.

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Re: WW 1

Postby EWW » 05 Jun 2021, 13:22

Think it must be this guy.

https://robinschaefer-historian.com/
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