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60781: Photograph of men from the 2/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, with rifles and bayonets

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posted on 2024-02-21, 10:51 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

Charles W. Carr is standing on the left of the rear rank. The card is postmarked 23 April 1915, Epping, and mentions that he will soon be moving back to Chelmsford and that this photo was taken last Friday.

Part of large collection of photos and memoribilia relating to Serjeant 3091 (later 240965) Charles Woodward Carr, 2/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment - kept by Mrs Gill Porter and Mr Tony Carr of their father.


Editor's Comment:
Two other photographs of the same group of men are also submitted, though they appear to have changed places between shots.


Charles Carr wears the 'Imperial Service' tablet on his right breast, indicating that he was a member of the Territorial Force and had volunteered for foreign service. The group have been issued with the emergency Pattern 1914 infantry equipment, and are armed with the Japanese Type 38 Arisaka rifle and bayonet, imported on the outbreak of war to meet the demand for training weapons.

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Identifier

9188.cpd| 4925.jpg|GWA_3490_CWCarr_19150423_epping.jpg 4926.jpg|GWA_3491_CWCarr_19150423_epping-reverse.jpg

Subject

Carr, Charles Woodward

Date

23rd April 1915

Date Created

23/04/1915

Source

Postcard

Medium

Photographic paper

Type

Photograph

Pages

1, 2

Number of Pages

2

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Alun Edwards | Tony Carr

Submission Event

Powys Archives Submission Day

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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