Rare original ww1 photos from negatives of British Army training in Kent1917

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  1. jimbop

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    Thanks jimbop
     
  3. morrisc8

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    These are his Binoculars
    This could be our man L/Cpl but he was in The Kings Liverpool Rgt, he might have moved from the East Surrey Rgt ? Just need a link to his moving to another Rgt and any info of him in India.
    indian officer list neale.JPG
    R T Neale ww1.JPG
    2.5 east surrey Rgt 1916 Neale ww1 2.6th KLR 88495.jpg
     
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  4. morrisc8

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    This is a photo of Neale in India, can anyone ID the badge .
    Keith
    ww1 neale officer india rgt.jpg ww1 neale officer india rgt cap badge.jpg
     
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  5. morrisc8

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    More info on him.
    (WO 339/135698) at the National Archives for Reginald Thomas Neale which confirms that it is the man shown in the photographs and provides the following information:

    From WO 339/135698, file for Reginald Thomas Neale, no.88498

    Born 8/1/89 in Kensington.

    Father: Thomas Sisson Neale, d.1902; Grandfather and next of kin: Lt Col Sisson Watts Neale

    Attended Marlborough College

    Became planter in Ceylon.

    Attested 10/12/15; mobilised 14/2/16; to 2/5th East Surrey Regiment 21 Oct 1916; Lance Corporal 8/2/17; transferred to 12th ESR as private, 15/9/17; joined 2/6th King's Liverpool Regiment in France as private, 19/9/17; unpaid Lance Corporal, 13/10/17.

    Joined Office Cadet Battalion in England, 7/12/17, for training.

    Applied to join Indian Army Reserve of Officers, Apr 1918, claiming 'Knowledge of Tamil. Have spent 7 years in Ceylon as tea planter. Am thoroughly experienced in the handling of natives and understand them fully.

    May 1918, appointed probationer for Indian Army Reserve of Officers. Embarked for India, 29/7/18
    Keith
     
  6. morrisc8

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    I was given more info by the guys from the Great War Forum.

    124 O/R joined the 2/7th KLR on 19/09/1917. They were from 2/5th ESR.
    Also in September, 1917 a large draft of men from the 2/6th ESR were transferred to the 2/9th King's Liverpool Regiment.



    This block of men was posted to TF Depot 03/02/17. Posted to 2/6th East Surrey Regt. 06/02/17. Posted to 13th Bn. East Surrey Regt 15/09/17 but on arrival in France was transferred to 2/9th KLR 19/09/17. Joined 2/9 KLR "in the field" 22/09/17.
    Keith
     
  7. morrisc8

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    One more original photo from the KB collection.
    2.5th Battalion East Surrey Regimemnt 1917 photo 34 K. kent 31  5 17 .jpg
     
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  8. Capt.Sensible

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  9. morrisc8

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    Thanks CS for the info
     
  10. morrisc8

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    One more with the lads having a rest break . kent East Surrey Regiment 1917 ww1. kb.JPG
     
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  11. Neale

    Neale Member

    Hi Guys :peepwalla:

    Glad my information and photos are of interest to the WW2 Forum.

    Nothings added Keith as yet to the rest of the family items I managed to get from those auctions.
    You could always let me buy these Keith and reunite them with the rest of the Neale stuff.

    :cheers: Chris.

    Ohh, can anyone ID the Badge on his Pith Hat?

    Keep up the good work.

    Chris.
     
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  12. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Active Member

    My bet would be some of the field photos are shorncliffe barracks training area ( Folkestone ) judging by the hill behind them.
     
  13. morrisc8

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    One more original photo from the KB collection.
    Yes some were taken near shorncliffe.
    Keith
    2.5th Battalion East Surrey Regimemnt 1917 photo  Cpl.  kent .jpg 2.5th Battalion East Surrey Regimemnt 1917 photo officer kent .jpg 2.5th Battalion East Surrey Regimemnt 1917 photo 1 Route march rest  kent 1917 .jpg
     
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