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There wasn‘t an official programme for taking photos, any photos taken were either arranged privately or sometimes  taken after completing training or after attending a course of instruction. Most photos that are available have neither names or dates on them.
You could try contacting the Lancashire Infantry Museum and ask if they have any relevant photos, but if you don‘t have a photo of him to compare, I think your chances of finding a named photo of him are very very small. Good luck.

Hi Charlie,
Again, thank you for your further explanations.

Hi Philp,
Thank you for the 'Black Beret & Manchester Regt cap badge' clarity. I will certainly view The Tank Museum website online to find what can be discovered there and continue with any questions I may have.

We have been able to put together the circumstances of the ‘absent without leave’ day/night with the details of a story that Nan had told my mum.
There will have been much sadness in the family following the death of Sammy’s brother-in-law in early 1942 who was aboard the ship S.S. Ocean Venture when it was torpedoed and no doubt other circumstances had added to his state of anxiety :'(.

With regards Army Photo of a soldier. Would Sammy have had his photo taken at the time of being conscripted so therefore wearing The Loyal (North Lancashire) Regiment's uniform or taken after training when he had been posted to a regiment in this case Manchester Regiment 5th Battalion?

Thanks Again everyone, for all your help. This forum has help, enormously, to fill in all the gaps 8) ;D.

Best wishes

Re "My Questions" and the 111th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps (Manchester Regiment).       It would seem that all ranks continued to wear the Manchester Regt. cap badge on the black beret of the Royal Armoured Corps, together with the usual battle dress uniform with appropriate badges.

It occurred to me that if you wanted further information it may be worthwhile writing to the following:-    The Tank Museum, Linsey Road, Bovington, Wareham, BH20 6JG               PhilipG.
1914 - 1918 / Sergeant 2554 Harry Clare 7th Bttn
« Last post by Tim Bell on Today at 07:12:43 AM »
Hi Richard,
Pension records show that Harry died from Dysentry Contracted in Service and Soldiers Effects states this was at Alexandria, where he is buried

Harry's widow was Helen Jane Carr (b. 1/1/1880).  They had one daughter, Kathleen Patricia (b. 22/3/1912) and lived at 36 Seedley Road, Pendleton.  I assume Kathleen was your Grandmother.

Based on the Regimental Number sequence, Harry probably enlisted in September 1914.  1/7th Bttn left for Egypt on 10/09/1914, so Harry was posted to 2/7th Reserve Bttn.  Following his training, he was sent overseas and arrived in Balkans on 24/07/1915.  This date is stated on the Medal Roll for his 1914-15 Star, which almost certainly means this was the date of landing as a reinforcement for 1/7th Bttn on Gallipoli. 

It would be interesting to see the other records that you hold.  These may provide some further clues to extend the depth of Harry's record.

Welcome to the Forum.  I moved the thread to 1914-18, so it is more visible.



Hello / MOVED: Introduction and Question
« Last post by Tim Bell on Today at 06:53:47 AM »
1914 - 1918 / Re: Introduction and Question
« Last post by Timberman on September 23, 2020, 10:28:53 PM »
 Hello Richard
 Welcome to the forum.
 If you follow the link it will take you to our main site and
 will give you a potted history of the 7th Battalion.
 When he landed in Gallipoli he would of been with the 1/7th.

 The following information is in the write up at the link I've given you.

 On the 3rd May the battalion embarked aboard the Ionian and on the
 7th May they arrived at V beach Gallipoli as part of the 127th Brigade,
 42nd (East Lancs) Division.


Yes, the abbreviations etc after authority refer to an instruction/order given by some department or person. They are very hard to make any sense of today but they would have been normal at the time. The Authority for his transfer to the Manchesters and later to the RAC are both „Adjutant General Instructions“ hence the abbreviation A.G.I. The Adjutant General and his department was responsible for all matters concerning personnel.

In your 1st post Prom? = Promulgated i.e. the result of the Court-martial was made known.

1914 - 1918 / Introduction and Question
« Last post by richardaldersley on September 23, 2020, 08:35:01 PM »
My name is Richard Aldersley and I live in San Diego , California , USA. My Maternal Grandfather - Seargent Harry Clare was in 2/7th Territorial  Regiment and I want to know when and when he landed in Gallipoli. I have Ships orders dated July 5th 1915 and I know he was on a transport vessel at that time and was injured and shipped back to Alexandria , Egypt where he died August 15th and is buried there.

Does anyone have an idea where 2/7th landed and when?

Best regards and I am delighted to have discovered this web site and archives. Thank you.
1939 - 1945 / Re: Hello
« Last post by Scottie3 on September 23, 2020, 05:15:27 PM »
Hi Micky - got your message but unfortunately I haven’t yet got my dad’s service records having applied last September - there is a hold up due to COVID now apparently. I have read a few articles and a book called Fire and Flood I believe was good also some of the articles that come up when you put in Walcheren on the internet. My dad was a number one Vickers machine gunner and was one of two Scotsman on a buffalo vehicle when shot by a sniper through the jaw - the other Scotsman was killed. He always talked highly of the Royal Scots and the Canadians. If I get anything back I will let you know. I have two pics if dad and his fellow soldiers I could upload if I am allowed to. Regards Linda
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