Tuesday, January 31, 2012

French Wounded

A group of French wounded with their nurses. Also among them are three colonial infantrymen.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Ask Katie who it is


The 1/5 Battalion saw action at Gallipoli and served in Egypt and Palestine after that.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Royal Field Artillery

A signaler with the Royal Field Artillery. He has 3 overseas service chevrons and one good conduct chevron.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Texas National Guard

A member of the Texas National Guard in France. He has an overseas service chevron on the left sleeve indicating one year or service.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

61th Infantry Regiment

A two year veteran of the 61th Infantry Regiment with some younger members.

Monday, January 23, 2012

French occupied Mainz

Three French soldiers in the studio of Hch. Ranzenberger in Mainz. France occupied Mainz from 1919 to 1930.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

110e Regiment officers

Some officers of the 110e Regiment. The soldier fifth from the left is wearing the Légion d'Honneur and a Medaille Militare as well as a third medal I cannot identify.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Willie X


Willie just after the war in Glasgow. He wears the cap badge of the Corps of Royal Engineers.

Sergeant with Queen's South Africa Medal

A sergeant with his family. He has a Queen's South Africa medal given for his service in the Boer War. The clasps are hard to read but they might be South Africa 1901, Transvaal, Orange Free State and Cape Colony.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Shiny Seventh

A member of the 7th (City of London) Battalion The London Regiment also known as the Shiny Seventh. Photograph taken by the National Photo Co.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dorsetshire Regiment

The cap badge is not clear but it looks like it is the Dorsetshire Regiment although it could be the Dorset Regiment.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Adrian Helmet and bonnet de police

A mixed group of French soldiers. 2 of the them have the helmets of the infantry and 2 of the artillery. The rest have on the bonnet de police.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Destroyed Church

A German postcard showing a heavily damaged church.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

South Wales Borderers

The soldier on the right has what looks like the sleeve patch of The South Wales Borderers. With the tropical uniforms they are most likely with the 2nd Battalion which was posted to India after the war.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Model 1915 Bluse

These gentlemen are wearing the model 1915 bluse. The Bavarian War Ministry opted to keep the collar the same color as the uniform. The Prussian War Ministry adopted a dark green collar.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Karl Pöpping

Karl Pöpping is a non-commissioned officer as indicated by the button on his collar. The smaller size of them would mean he was a Gefreiter.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Suffolk Regiment

A total of twenty three battalions of The Suffolk Regiment were raised during the war.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Croix de Guerre with bronze lion attachment

Two Belgian Carabiniers. The one on the right is wearing a Croix de Guerre with bronze lion attachment. The bronze lion attachment is for mention in a dispatch at a regimental level.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Infanterie-Regiment 24


Nine members of Infanterie-Regiment 24, II Ersatz Battalion in November 1915.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

3 Yanks




Three unrelated images of American soldiers. The first one wears the collar insignia of the infantry. The middle image is embossed with Seabold's Studio, 424 East Baltimore Street.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lancashire Fusiliers

There were 30 battalions of Lancashire Fusiliers seeing service during the war. They saw action at Gallipoli as well as the Western Front. Eighteen Lancashire Fusiliers were awarded the Victoria Cross.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

The King's Liverpool Regiment

A studio portrait of a British soldier possibly with The King's Liverpool Regiment. He has the arm bands of a signaler and a good conduct chevron on his sleeve.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

320th Train Headquarters and Military Police Adjutants Office


A studio portrait of a regimental sergeant major. This card bears an unusual time stamp on the back for the 320th Train Headquarters and Military Police Adjutants Office.