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58531: Photograph of Somerset Light Infantry

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posted on 2024-02-23, 23:00 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

Charles Sydney Warwick, my great-grandfather, is in the back row, fourth in from the right.


Editor's Comment:
Corporal 265460 Charles Sydney Warwick, Somerset Light Infantry. The picture probably dates to mid-1915, before the withdrawal of heavy machine guns from infantry battalions and after the introduction of the Lewis gun. Pictured are Maxim guns (on tripods) and the lighter, air-cooled Lewis gun (which the infantry would retain as their support weapon). The strange object in the middle of the picture is an Infantry range finder, which worked by measuring distances optically.

Charles Sydney Warwick, my great-grandfather, is in the back row, fourth in from the right.


Editor's Comment:
Corporal 265460 Charles Sydney Warwick, Somerset Light Infantry. The picture probably dates to mid-1915, before the withdrawal of heavy machine guns from infantry battalions and after the introduction of the Lewis gun. Pictured are Maxim guns (on tripods) and the lighter, air-cooled Lewis gun (which the infantry would retain as their support weapon). The strange object in the middle of the picture is an Infantry range finder, which worked by measuring distances optically.

Charles Sydney Warwick, my great-grandfather, is in the front row, third in from the right.


Editor's Comment:
Corporal 265460 Charles Sydney Warwick, Somerset Light Infantry. Pictured are Lewis guns, an Infantry range finder, and two machine gun carts (used for transporting guns, ammunition, spare parts etc.). Charles Sydney Warwick, my great-grandfather, is seventh in from the right.


Editor's Comment:
Corporal 265460 Charles Sydney Warwick, Somerset Light Infantry. Note the machine gun carts in the background. Charles Sydney Warwick, my great-grandfather, is in the middle row, third in from the left.


Editor's Comment:
Corporal 265460 Charles Sydney Warwick, Somerset Light Infantry. Charles Sydney Warwick, is in the middle row, fourth in from the right.


Editor's Comment:
Corporal 265460 Charles Sydney Warwick, Somerset Light Infantry.

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Identifier

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Subject

Warwick, Charles Sydney

Date

1915 - 1916 | 1915 1915 - 1916

Date Created

01/01/1915

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1916 | 31/12/1915

Source

Photograph

Medium

Photographic paper

Type

Photograph

Pages

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Number of Pages

5

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Amanda Ingram

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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