Guards' photos please

Discussion in 'The Brigade of Guards' started by dbf, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hello
    I'd greatly appreciate it if anyone was willing to post photos here of Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards that they have. Also any links to sites or webpages which contain images of Guardsmen. Please don't forget to credit any sources if images are not your own.

    Would be especially great if squad photos could be shared.


    Please don't forget to add any details such as dates, names, locations, battalion, if known.

    Thanks
    Diane
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Bren Carrier of 2nd Bn Grenadier Guards (14 on red) of 3rd Infantry Divsision. (Info from May 1940)

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  3. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Probably taken in the Cologne area late 1945 (Cologne photo studio stamp on reverse). Don't really know anything about this. CGs possibly?
     

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  4. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Memorial service 1950 CSM P Wright VC and RSM C Knowles MC
     

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  5. Fran Sheldon

    Fran Sheldon Junior Member

    Hi Diane, I have added some more photos to my album 'snapshot of a grenadier guard 1933-1945'. Includes group pictures of athletics teams and other groups. I've included as much information as I know in the title of each photo.
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/album.php?albumid=925

    Regards,
    Fran
     
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  6. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Many thanks Fran, some great photos there.

    Great idea to add a link, hope others will do the same.


    Geoff thanks for reviving this thread with your photos.
    Will have to check the History, not sure where CG were post hostilities.
    Micks weren't that far away from Cologne, ended up close to Gerry Chester's lot in NRW.
     
  7. Lofty1

    Lofty1 Senior Member

    Hi Diane, have got these two pictures, not sure if they are what interests you but they are Guards,if you would like them, you may have them, send PM
    regards lofty

    Corporal Henry’s Squad, 13 Company, Coldstream Guards, January 1941
     

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  8. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hi Lofty
    Many thanks for posting, super photos.

    My reason for asking is for a common benefit. So many ask for photos of relatives, this being one of the most difficult things to find when not in possession. Background research is easier to piece together in comparison.
     
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  9. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Geoff thanks for reviving this thread with your photos.
    Will have to check the History, not sure where CG were post hostilities.
    Micks weren't that far away from Cologne, ended up close to Gerry Chester's lot in NRW.

    The photo was found with some concert programs like this one:

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/barracks/52077-thats-evenings-entertainment-sorted.html#post568105

    And a few others, Wagner, Mozart, Beethoven concerts given at Bad Godesberg - south of Cologne.

    Possibly Guards Armoured Division, but I'm not sure.
     
  10. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Great stuff Geoff (but hidden away in a place I dare not speak of/in. :D )
    All from the recent discovery I take it.
     
  11. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Great stuff Geoff (but hidden away in a place I dare not speak of/in. :D )
    All from the recent discovery I take it.

    Perhaps I should get the mods to move them. Do we have a place/thread for such items? was not sure where to post.

    and Yes.
     
  12. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Croyden Grand Hotel 1940 (Mixed Guards Personnel) This photo appears to have disappeared so I`ve replaced it with one from Windsor??

    Kyle
     

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  13. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Kyle
    Many thanks for adding that group photo as well as bumping up an old thread.
    Much appreciated.
     
  14. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    No problem heres a couple of Welsh Guardsmen training in France 1940 (Caption reads Welsh Guards train in WW1 ruins on ground their fathers knew well)

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    Kyle
     
  15. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Caption reads Scots Guards 1927 on first one? No chance of recognising them again though :)

    Kyle
     

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  16. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Smashing photos Kyle thanks.

    Not even their mothers could've recognised those SG.

    I'll do a run through the squad names later. See if i can find anything.
     
  17. Chrispbacon

    Chrispbacon New Member

    hi
    my grandads photo
    Cpl Taylors Squad jan 1940
    im trying to find which battalion he was posted too and where he went in the war
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    Corporal Taylor’s Squad, Scots Guards, January 1940

    Back Row: Guardsman A. Strachen, Guardsman D. Curtis, Guardsman A. Taylor, Guardsman A. Murdoch, Guardsman H. Mackie, Guardsman C. Richmond, Guardsman S. Paterson

    Middle Row: Guardsman W. Donovan, Guardsman J. Paterson, Guardsman R. Faulkner, Trained Soldier J. P???line, Guardsman W. Muir, Guardsman J. Bailey

    Front Row: Guardsman J. Grant, Guardsman H. Mack, Guardsman A. Macdonald, Corporal T. Taylor, Sergeant A. Mathieson, Guardsman A. Dowie, Guardsman M. Griffiths, Guardsman J. Lenehan
     
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  18. Bond

    Bond Senior Member

    Corporal E. Betteridge’s Squad, Welsh Guards, April 1940

    Back Row: Guardsman L. Kiff, Trained Soldier W. James, Guardsman J. Thomas

    Third Row: Guardsman H. Jenkins, Guardsman F. Morris, Guardsman T. Legg, Guardsman E. McCann, Guardsman D. Thomas, Guardsman S. McGrath, Guardsman G. Gardner

    Second Row: Guardsman R. James, Guardsman G. Trimby, Guardsman C. Wall, Guardsman T. Gentle, Guardsman J. Mayne, Guardsman W. Passmore, Guardsman W. Roberts, Guardsman S. Wagstaff, Guardsman A. Price, Guardsman J. Gwynne, Guardsman G. Everett

    First Row: Guardsman E. Price, Guardsman R. King, Guardsman J. Davies, Sergeant E. Addis, Corporal E. Betteridge, Guardsman T. Price, Guardsman R. Helyar, Guardsman D. Hughes


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  19. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

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    Guardsman Alan Shooter was born at Ashfield Road, and by altering his birth certificate managed to enlist aged 17 years and two weeks into the 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards in December 1942. Alan saw action in Northern Italy before his 1947 demob leave took him cycling into Derbyshire, resulting in his death in a road accident, Aged 21



    Kyle
     
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  20. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Scots Guards photo ,medals recently advertised together with family medals
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    Kyle


    Sergeant A. Drongin’s Squad, Scots Guards, October 1939

    Fifth Row: Guardsman E. Cross, Guardsman J. McKee, Guardsman H. Wright

    Fourth Row: Guardsman J. Lewis, Guardsman A. MacKay, Trained Soldier E. Buckell, Guardsman W. McHugh, Guardsman D. Robertson

    Third Row: Guardsman W. Leitch, Guardsman G. Edmondson, Guardsman J. Crabtree, Guardsman E. Ashton, Guardsman A. Baines, Guardsman H. Dew

    Second Row: Guardsman I. Pollard, Guardsman J. Sneddon, Guardsman J. McHoul, Guardsman J. Richmond, Sergeant F. Brown, Guardsman W. Wade, Guardsman W. Paul, Guardsman J, Pool, Guardsman I. Chisholm

    First Row: Guardsman D. Campbell, Guardsman W. Graham, Sergeant A. Drongin, Sergeant G. Brown, Guardsman D. McWalter, Guardsman J. Duff
     

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