Author Topic: Unknown Soldier  (Read 7940 times)

davesmum

  • Guest
Unknown Soldier
« on: May 15, 2009, 03:04:44 PM »
Hi ,I have this photo of an unknown soldier ,can anyone tell by looking at it, if he was in the Manchesters and from roughly what year it was taken .Thank you




davesmum

Online mack

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7,666
Re: Unknown Soldier
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2009, 06:07:30 PM »
hiya davesmum.
its around 1939/40,i cant make out the badge,but its not the manchester regt

mack ;D

davesmum

  • Guest
Re: Unknown Soldier
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2009, 07:56:37 PM »
Hi Mack ,thanks for looking ,he's going to be a mystery for the time being .Is there any way to get him identified at all ? I have considered sending a copy of it to an Ashton or Dukinfield newspaper .

davesmum

tisgrannie

  • Guest
Re: Unknown Soldier
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2009, 02:13:36 PM »
Do have an inkling of who it might be? Something we could go off.
regards
tisgrannie

davesmum

  • Guest
Re: Unknown Soldier
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2009, 02:40:04 PM »
Hi tisgrannie, at the moment I don't have a clue as to who he could be ,the photo is amongst some very old family photo's .All that I could give is some possible family surnames .


 davemum

Offline Wendi

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,686
  • Peeking into the past
Re: Unknown Soldier
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009, 03:49:44 PM »
Hi Davesmum,

Is it possible for you to post a close-up of the cap badge?

Wendi  :)
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it!  No matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and with your own common sense" ~ Buddha

davesmum

  • Guest
Re: Unknown Soldier
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2009, 05:32:00 PM »
Hi Wendy, have tried to do a close up ,what do you think ?

davesmum

Offline Wendi

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,686
  • Peeking into the past
Re: Unknown Soldier
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2009, 06:36:24 PM »
 :-\ don't think it's clear enough, sorry

Wendi  :)
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it!  No matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and with your own common sense" ~ Buddha

Offline harribobs

  • Site Monkey
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,178
Re: Unknown Soldier
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2009, 08:44:05 PM »
you need to scan it again on a very high resolution, then crop the cap  ;)
“It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply
  to serve as a warning to others."

davesmum

  • Guest
Re: Unknown Soldier
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2009, 01:20:30 PM »
Sorry for the delay ,I only have a very basic scanner ,is it possible to do high resolution scans on all scanners do you know ?

davesmum

Offline Wendi

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,686
  • Peeking into the past
Re: Unknown Soldier
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2009, 08:52:39 AM »
Hi davesmum !!

We are entering dangerous territory here  :D but basically it's all about pixels.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_resolution

Basically the highest quality that your scanner will do is your highest resolution  :-\ if that makes sense.

As harribobs says, scan in the photo again, at the strongest you can then crop just the badge bit on the cap, and see what you get !!

Wendi  :)
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it!  No matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and with your own common sense" ~ Buddha

davesmum

  • Guest
Re: Unknown Soldier
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2009, 12:53:23 PM »
Hi Wendy ,have had a look at what the scanner can do ,and it goes from 300dpi to 1200 ,what would anyone recommend ,to get a better picture than the one I sent originally .

thanks Davesmum

Offline george.theshed197

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,161
Re: Unknown Soldier
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2009, 06:42:15 PM »
My two-pennorth,
Possibly - 1) Royal Engineers: 2) Royal Army Service Corps , - or a rank outsider 3) The Border Regiment.

Question - where is his '37 pattern web belt, if removed with his Field March set-up why is he carrying his respirator in this manner?

Something not quite right.
George.

Offline Wendi

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,686
  • Peeking into the past
Re: Unknown Soldier
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2009, 06:05:19 PM »
Hi Wendy ,have had a look at what the scanner can do ,and it goes from 300dpi to 1200 ,what would anyone recommend ,to get a better picture than the one I sent originally.

I'm not an expert, but I guess
you need to scan it again on a very high resolution, then crop the cap  ;)

it's 1200  ;D

Wendi  :)

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it!  No matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and with your own common sense" ~ Buddha

davesmum

  • Guest
Re: Unknown Soldier
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2009, 10:49:51 PM »
Thanks Wendy ,I'll get my son to have a go !

davesmum :)