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60724: Photographs of Robert Glyndon Coode, including one of the Liberation Parade of Lille

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

My maternal grandfather who served in France from 1914-1918. It shows his wedding on leave in 1915 to Gwladys Phoebe Kirkham in Swansea. Postcards he sent from France and a photograph of his daughter Gwladys Betty (born in June 1918), sent by her godmother Liz Kirkham to her brother-in-law at the Front. Includes a picture from Glyn of his regiment marching through Lille in 1918 after the liberation of the city.


Editor's Comment:
Two portraits of Robert Coode wearing the cap badge of the 8th (Post Office Rifles) Bn. London Regiment; on the wedding photograph, note also the crossed-rifles over serjeant's stripes, indicating that he served for a time as a musketry instructor. A group photograph of men in gymn kit with numbers pinned to shirts. A group photograph of men of the Post Office Rifles wearing Pattern 1914 infantry equipment and armed with SMLE rifles. A photograph of the liberation of Lille: regimental band playing in helmets, watched by a Military Policeman, with a battalion marching behind.

Private 371990 Robert Glyndon Coode, 8th (Post Office Rifles) Bn. London Regiment, later served in the 24th (The Queen's) Bn. London Regiment (service no. 738054).

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Subject

Coode, Robert Glyndon

Date

1915 - 1918

Date Created

01/01/1915

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1918

Source

Multiple

Medium

Photographic paper

Type

Photograph

Pages

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Number of Pages

9

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Pat Lewis

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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