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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:16 pm

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Well the dog that never was doesn't appear to be deliberately hiding his face.


It was actually Private Jack Russell.....


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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:10 pm

:lol: the old ones are still the best
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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:56 pm

That is one clear photo. What we need is individual images of eave face.
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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:40 pm

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That is one clear photo. What we need is individual images of eave face.

It's a big job for someone to do, but I think we could learn a lot more by looking at the faces... ie.. the scar on hooks scalp maybe, or any sign of wounded would help us date the photograph........


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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:34 am

E-Mail received regarding the date of the photograph.

“The date I had from Peter Lane (Great Grandson Of Sgt Henry Gallagher and taken from his Granddad’s photo album was September 1879, I THINK he said 29th of that month.”

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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:47 pm

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E-Mail received regarding the date of the photograph.

“The date I had from Peter Lane (Great Grandson Of Sgt Henry Gallagher and taken from his Granddad’s photo album was September 1879, I THINK he said 29th of that month.”

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Hi,

September 1879, many wounds would have healed, but scars remain........ does the man in this pic look as though he has a scar on his forehead..... If so, which man received a wound there, or from the description on enlistment from soldiers papers..... who could it be......... who knows... It would make an interesting project to see if we could name just a few more men in this pic.........


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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:10 pm

Looks more like frowning lines.
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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:53 pm

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Looks more like frowning lines.


Hi,

Iv'e just asked my grown up kids if the man in the pic is frowning or is it a scar...... the verdict was a frown...... ah well wishful thinking maybe, but I think there maybe something good in blowing the picture up to the quality of the above....... It maybe worth a look



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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:07 pm

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PostSubject: 'B' Company on the slope   Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:29 pm

Hi all

I wonder if the man could be trying to focus on something he has seen, or might there have been something reflecting the sun in his eyes, which, as a result, makes him appear as if he is frowning or glaring?
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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:15 pm

Scars, frowning. I wonder if we are trying to read too much into this picture. Plenty of people carry this sort of expression as is their norm.
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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:41 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:17 pm

Excellent post LH
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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:10 pm

Just had my "B" Company enlargement framed. Thought you might like to see.


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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:32 pm

rusteze,great shot,that looks the business.
would'nt mind a mooch in that bookcase.lol.
cheers xhosa
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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:53 pm

CTSG,

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Excellent post LH
It would have been but for the fact that much of the handwriting on the photograph is mine!

"John Chard" is most certainly wrong and isn't in my hand!

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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:15 pm

Either way its excellent work, how long did it take to identify them.
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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:21 pm

Are we confident that it is Henry Hook at the back? Always looked more like William Jones to me.

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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:25 pm

Chelmsfordthescapegoat wrote:
Excellent post LH
Hi all,
In "The men of the 24th" by Toby Giese, there is the same photos with names.
It seems to me that Giese had made mistakes in the identification of the soldiers.
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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:36 pm

Steve. If you don't mind me asking, what would one pay for a copy. Without frame:?:
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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:53 pm

bonjour frederick. what an odd little book that is,
a labour of love no doubt,but interesting..

You must admit JY certainly looks like Chard,and i
mean ' really looks ' like him. when was this taken.
was it pinetown. and where was Chard at the time?
still recovering. cheers all xhosa
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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:17 pm

Littlehand

I am not really inclined to make copies available for sale. You will perhaps have seen earlier in the thread that I did explore possibilities with the NAM, but it came to nought. Sorry to disappoint.

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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:20 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 'B' Company on the Slope   Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:39 pm

my excuse,i'm tired, the guy who looks like Chard,
the generic beard,but obviously not an officer of
engineers. the photobucket,again thats my work.
intended for my scrapbook i've been compiling for
many years, never intended for public consumption.
i find this learning curve very steep at times.
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