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Through various sources old photographs are often uncovered but the individuals are unidentified and details are very few. For these photographs it is often difficult to find details. This page details with old military photographs that have been sent to me that require identification. As the search progresses so more information will be added.

Naval & Military Press Military History Books

There are no details for this photograph or clues. Do you know the period, Regiment or those in the photograph?

Supplied by Shirley Revill

Claire Jewkes writes: I am writing regarding the photos that you need identifying. the first one on the page with the soldier by two women, I believe are my Stephenson realtions. I have a photo of the lady in the black skirt a bit older but the features are the same. If it is them I can send you a copy of my photo to verify it. The names would be Robert Stephenson, lady on the left Elizabeth Stephenson and Isabella Stephenson on the right. They lived in the Whickkam, Durham area. I hope I'm right, will wait to hear from you.

On the reverse of the photo of the gentleman holding the gloves is the date of 24th May 1925. The photographers is Photo Lux, rue de la station, 30, Bourg-Leopold. Do you know the Regiment or the man in the photograph?

Supplied by Shirley Revill

The surname appears to read "Reyner" and is in the form of a postcard with details on the rear. Other clues this family are Elliott at Sheffield and there is a funeral service for a George Gunner born 12th September died 2nd August 1934 area unknown.

The reverse of the card reads No 7240. Sapper W? Reyner E.R., 4 All Saints Passage, Cambridge.

Supplied by Shirley Revill

From these details we have managed to ascertain the following:

Sapper W.G.G. Reyner - 72408, 15th Motor Airline Section, Royal Engineers - Killed in action Tuesday 12th February 1918 in Egypt. Born Knottingley, Yorks, enlisted Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, resident Rotherham, Yorkshire. Age 25. Son of James and Priscilla Reyner, of 18, Percy St., Rotherham. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Grave S60.


Maurice Norman BONNER (Luton co-op Memorial) of 4th battalion, Norfolk Regiment. He is the one in the middle, front row, with the cigarette.

Do you recognise any of the other men?

AFD 17

AFD 17 was an Admiralty Floating Dock which was towed from Iceland to Sydney in 1944/5 to support The British Pacific Fleet. The dock had a complement of 32. It was towed as far as Cochin, India by HM Rescue Tugs Saucy and Lariat, and in Cochin HMRT Integrity took the place of Saucy and finally arrived in Sydney, Australia in May 1945. My father was a RN rating on board the Dock and despite many years of looking, there appears to be very little information available about this epic voyage. I would be very grateful if anyone knows anything, no matter how little if they could get in touch with me.

Contact Lynda Smith -

Photographs Copyright © Deane Wynne, Secretary, Deep Sea Rescue Tug Association 2003

Supplied by Lynne Langford

No real information about this man except that he is World War 1. Can you identify the Regiment or any other information. If so please contact L:ynne.

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