1942 Epsom Mounted Home Guard Patrol photographs' - can anyone help please? - now found WW1 medals!

Discussion in 'Photo Restoration' started by Lindsay Aspin, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Lindsay Aspin

    Lindsay Aspin Senior Member

    I've just recently found the following two photographs' ...
    My Grandfather, Reginald Gibson Pattinson, is first on the right in the photograph dated 1942 showing Section Leaders, Epsom Mounted Home Guard, Dusk and Dawn Patrol.

    I wonder please whether those on this forum with photographic skills might be able to help/advise me about restoration?

    Thank you
    Lindsay Aspin


    Epsom Mounted Home Guard 1942.jpg

    Home Guard Mounted Patrol.jpg
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

  3. Lindsay Aspin

    Lindsay Aspin Senior Member

    Thank you Clive for your response together with recommendations.

    Home - Old photo restoration services have done a wonderful digital enhancement with the 1942 photograph showing my Grandfather with the Home Guard Mounted Patrol.

    Thought perhaps you would like to see this together with other interested parties.

    LEA edit (800x586).jpg

    My thanks again and with best wishes,
    Lindsay
     
  4. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

    Managed to clean the photo up a little and focus it. [​IMG] Uploaded with ImageShack.us
     
  5. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

  6. Lindsay Aspin

    Lindsay Aspin Senior Member

    Dear Rav4,

    WOW! ... thank you so very much ... the photographs are fantastic!
    I'm very grateful to you for your time and skill that you've applied to the two photographs showing my Grandfather in the Epsom Mounted Home Guard.

    As a way of my personal appreciation I intend to make a donation to Headley Court in Leatherhead: a rehabilitation centre for today's wounded serving personnel.

    My sincere thanks again and with very best wishes,
    Lindsay
     
  7. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

    Dear Rav4,

    WOW! ... thank you so very much ... the photographs are fantastic!
    I'm very grateful to you for your time and skill that you've applied to the two photographs showing my Grandfather in the Epsom Mounted Home Guard.

    As a way of my personal appreciation I intend to make a donation to Headley Court in Leatherhead: a rehabilitation centre for today's wounded serving personnel.

    My sincere thanks again and with very best wishes,
    Lindsay

    You are most welcome! I enjoy tinkering with old photos and it should be me thanking you for the opportunity.
     
  8. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

    If I understand your first post this should be your grandfather. [​IMG] Uploaded with ImageShack.us
     
  9. Lindsay Aspin

    Lindsay Aspin Senior Member

    With apologies Rav for not getting back to you sooner.
    The above photograph is indeed my grandfather. My thanks to you again for yet another wonderful image of him. Wonder what the Ribbons denote shown on his uniform jacket!

    Thought you might like to see a matching photograph ... only this time grandfather is wearing a different uniform but still looking very debonair!

    Reggie.jpg

    Best wishes,
    Lindsay
     
  10. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

    With apologies Rav for not getting back to you sooner.
    The above photograph is indeed my grandfather. My thanks to you again for yet another wonderful image of him. Wonder what the Ribbons denote shown on his uniform jacket!

    Thought you might like to see a matching photograph ... only this time grandfather is wearing a different uniform but still looking very debonair!

    View attachment 58000

    Best wishes,
    Lindsay

    Your welcome. He looked quite comfortable on his horse. Could they be WW1 medals?
     
  11. Lindsay Aspin

    Lindsay Aspin Senior Member

    Spent this morning rummaging about in the loft and found what must be my Grandfather's WW1 Medals as worn in the photograph you kindly restored.

    I think CFA stands for Cavalry Field Ambulance.
    However, I've noticed that on the rim of the Great War 1914-1919 medal his name is worded differently from that shown on his identity tag.

    Both share the same number - 349351

    The Great War 1914-1919 medal reads:-
    A.Sjt. R. Gibson-Pattinson 349351 CFA

    The Identity Tag reads:- 349351 R.G. Pattinson CFA

    Reggie's Medals 001.JPG

    Reggie's Medals 002.JPG

    I've searched for a Medal Card but no luck yet.
    From archive details shown on WW2 Talk it looks like records from "P" onwards went up in smoke!

    Nevertheless, I'd never have got this far without your help. Thank you.

    Lindsay
     
  12. BaldyBob

    BaldyBob Junior Member

  13. Lindsay Aspin

    Lindsay Aspin Senior Member

    Hello Bob,

    Your efforts searching high and low for a medal card are greatly appreciated. I too couldn't find one ... but you've hit the jackpot!
    Thank you.

    Upon reading the link I instantly recognised my Grandfather's handwritten signature. Have to say 'though I don't remember the GB tattoo on his arm!

    It all makes a bit more sense now because of his love for horses ... !
    12.09.1916. Canadian Field Artillery - C Battery - Royal Canadian Horse Artillery.

    My sincere thanks again for pointing me in the right direction. I'm hopeful I might now find out a bit more.

    Lindsay
     

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