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Postcard sized real sepia photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken at Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  The sign in front row possibly identifies this group of nine men and a corporal as 3856 squad or may be for the photographer's reference.


All are wearing new uniforms with cap badges for the East Yorkshire Regiment, and are bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents. Probably taken just after men were called up for training in 1915.

Overleaf  it says that:


Harry Smith - Dad (Charles Verity (13/267) written in blue ink 

                              (centre) }} all written in pencil 

Lee-Metford Rifles} 

Enfield not issued }

George William Williams (13/280) bottom right in front row,


Charles Verity (13/267) 2nd from right in back row, next to Harry Smith 3rd from right

He has not been mentioned in either of the George Williams/Charles Verity Diaries, but assume is chum from Hull or possibly the Primitive Methodist church there.


(He is Harry Wright Smith (13/236) as the Army no. is close, he later became a 2nd Lieutenant in the West Riding Regiment, see photos on pages 124 & 138)

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Postcard sized real sepia photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken at Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  The sign in front row possibly identifies this group of nine men and a corporal as 3856 squad or may be for the photographer's reference.


All are wearing new uniforms with cap badges for the East Yorkshire Regiment, and are bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents. Probably taken just after men were called up for training in 1915.

Overleaf  it says that:


Harry Smith - Dad (Charles Verity (13/267) written in blue ink 

                              (centre) }} all written in pencil 

Lee-Metford Rifles} 

Enfield not issued }

George William Williams (13/280) bottom right in front row,


Charles Verity (13/267) 2nd from right in back row, next to Harry Smith 3rd from right

He has not been mentioned in either of the George Williams/Charles Verity Diaries, but assume is chum from Hull or possibly the Primitive Methodist church there.


(He is Harry Wright Smith (13/236) as the Army no. is close, he later became a 2nd Lieutenant in the West Riding Regiment, see photos on pages 124 & 138)


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  • March 15, 2018 10:37:56 Stella Watkin

    Postcard sized real sepia photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken at Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  The sign in front row possibly identifies this group of nine men and a corporal as 3856 squad or may be for the photographer's reference.


    All are wearing new uniforms with cap badges for the East Yorkshire Regiment, and are bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents. Probably taken just after men were called up for training in 1915.

    Overleaf  it says that:


    Harry Smith - Dad (Charles Verity (13/267) written in blue ink 

                                  (centre) }} all written in pencil 

    Lee-Metford Rifles} 

    Enfield not issued }

    George William Williams (13/280) bottom right in front row,


    Charles Verity (13/267) 2nd from right in back row, next to Harry Smith 3rd from right

    He has not been mentioned in either of the George Williams/Charles Verity Diaries, but assume is chum from Hull or possibly the Primitive Methodist church there.


    (He is Harry Wright Smith (13/236) as the Army no. is close, he later became a 2nd Lieutenant in the West Riding Regiment, see photos on pages 124 & 138)

  • March 15, 2018 10:37:27 Stella Watkin

    Postcard sized real sepia photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken at Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  The sign in front row possibly identifies this group of nine men and a corporal as 3856 squad or may be for the photographer's reference.


    All are wearing new uniforms with cap badges for the East Yorkshire Regiment, and are bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents. Probably taken just after men were called up for training in 1915.

    Overleaf  it says that:


    Harry Smith - Dad (Charles Verity (13/267) written in blue ink 

                                  (centre) }} all written in pencil 

    Lee-Metford Rifles} 

    Enfield not issued }

    George William Williams (13/280) bottom right in front row,


    Charles Verity (13/267) 2nd from right in back row, next to Harry Smith 3rd from right

    He has not been mentioned in either of the George Williams/Charles Verity Diaries, but assume is chum from Hull or possibly the Primitive Methodist church there.


    (He is Harry Wright Smith (13/236) as the Army no. is close, he later became a 2nd Lieutenant in the West Riding Regiment, see photos on pages 124 & 138 )


  • March 15, 2018 10:35:32 Stella Watkin

    Postcard sized real sepia photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken at Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  The sign in front row possibly identifies this group of nine men and a corporal as 3856 squad.


    All are wearing new uniforms with cap badges for the East Yorkshire Regiment, and are bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents. Probably taken just after men were called up for training in 1915.

    Overleaf  it says that:


    Harry Smith - Dad (Charles Verity (13/267) written in blue ink 

                                  (centre) }} all written in pencil 

    Lee-Metford Rifles} 

    Enfield not issued }

    George William Williams (13/280) bottom right in front row,


    Charles Verity (13/267) 2nd from right in back row, next to Harry Smith 3rd from right

    He has not been mentioned in either of the George Williams/Charles Verity Diaries, but assume is chum from Hull or possibly the Primitive Methodist church there.


    (He is Harry Wright Smith (13/236) as the Army no. is close, he later became a 2nd Lieutenant in the West Riding Regiment, see photos on pages 124 & 138 )


  • March 5, 2018 14:28:13 Stella Watkin

    Postcard sized real photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken at Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  The sign in front row identifies this group of nine men and a corporal as 3856 squad.


    All are wearing new uniforms with cap badges for the East Yorkshire Regiment, and are bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents. Probably taken just after men were called up for training in 1915.

    Overleaf  it says that:


    Harry Smith - Dad (Charles Verity (13/267) written in blue ink 

                                  (centre) }} all written in pencil 

    Lee-Metford Rifles} 

    Enfield not issued }

    George William Williams (13/280) bottom right in front row,


    Charles Verity (13/267) 2nd from right in back row, next to Harry Smith 3rd from right

    He has not been mentioned in either of the George Williams/Charles Verity Diaries, but assume is chum from Hull or possibly the Primitive Methodist church there.


    (He is Harry Wright Smith (13/236) as the Army no. is close, he later became a 2nd Lieutenant in the West Riding Regiment, see photos on pages 124 & 138 )


  • March 5, 2018 14:28:05 Stella Watkin

    Postcard sized real photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken at Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  The sign in front row identifies this group of nine men and a corporal as 3856 squad.


    All are wearing new uniforms with cap badges for the East Yorkshire Regiment, and are bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents. Probably taken just after men were called up for training in 1915.

    Overleaf  it says that:


    Harry Smith - Dad (Charles Verity (13/267) written in blue ink 

                                  (centre) }} all written in pencil 

    Lee-Metford Rifles} 

    Enfield not issued }

    George William Williams (13/280) bottom right in front row,


    Charles Verity (13/267) 2nd from right in back row, next to Harry Smith 3rd from right

    He has not been mentioned in either of the George Williams/Charles Verity Diaries, but assume is chum from Hull or possibly the Primitive Methodist church there.


    (He is Harry Wright Smith (13/236) as the Army no. is close, he later became a 2nd Lieutenant in the West Riding Regiment, see photos on pages 124 & 138 )


  • March 5, 2018 14:27:54 Stella Watkin

    Postcard sized real photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken at Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  The sign in front row identifies this group of nine men and a corporal as 3856 squad.


    All are wearing new uniforms with cap badges for the East Yorkshire Regiment, and are bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents. Probably taken just after men were called up for training in 1915.

    Overleaf  it says that:


    Harry Smith - Dad (Charles Verity (13/267) written in blue ink 

                                  (centre) }} all written in pencil 

    Lee-Metford Rifles} 

    Enfield not issued }

    George William Williams (13/280) bottom right in front row,


    Charles Verity (13/267) 2nd from right in back row, next to Harry Smith 3rd from right

    He has not been mentioned in either of the George Williams/Charles Verity Diaries, but assume is chum from Hull or possibly the Primitive Methodist church there.


    (He is Harry Wright Smith (13/236) as the Army no. is close, he later became a 2nd Lieutenant in the West Riding Regiment, see photos on pages 124 & 138 )


  • March 5, 2018 14:27:08 Stella Watkin

    Postcard sized real photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken at Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  The sign in front row identifies this group of nine men and a corporal as 3856 squad.


    All are wearing new uniforms with cap badges for the East Yorkshire Regiment, and are bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents. Probably taken just after men were called up for training in 1915.

    Overleaf  it says that:


    Harry Smith - Dad (Charles Verity (13/267) written in blue ink 

                                  (centre) }} all written in pencil 

    Lee-Metford Rifles} 

    Enfield not issued }

    George William Williams (13/280) bottom right in front row,


    Charles Verity (13/267) 2nd from right in back row, next to Harry Smith 3rd from right

    He has not been mentioned in either of the George Williams/Charles Verity Diaries, but assume is chum from Hull or possibly the Primitive Methodist church there.


    (He is Harry Wright Smith (13/236) as the Army no. is close, he later became a 2nd Lieutenant in the West Riding Regiment, see photos on pages )


  • February 11, 2018 12:23:14 Stella Watkin

    Postcard sized real photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken at Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  The sign in front row identifies this group of nine men and a corporal as 3856 squad.


    All are wearing new uniforms with cap badges for the East Yorkshire Regiment, and are bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents. Probably taken just after men were called up for training in 1915.

    Overleaf  it says that:


    Harry Smith - Dad (Charles Verity (13/267) written in blue ink 

                                  (centre) }} all written in pencil 

    Lee-Metford Rifles} 

    Enfield not issued }

    George William Williams (13/280) bottom right in front row,


    Charles Verity (13/267) 2nd from right in back row, unsure who Harry Smith is as he has not been mentioned in either of the George Williams/Charles Verity Diaries, but assume is chum from Hull or possibly the Primitive Methodist church there.


    (He may be Harry Wright Smith (13/236) as the Army no. is close, he later became a 2nd Lieutenant in the West Riding Regiment)


  • February 9, 2018 15:13:41 Stella Watkin

    Postcard sized real photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken at Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  The sign in front row identifies this group as 3856 squad, all are wearing new uniforms with cap badges for the East Yorkshire Regiment, and are bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents. Probably taken just after men were called up for training in 1915.

    Overleaf  it says that:


    Harry Smith - Dad (Charles Verity (13/267) written in blue ink 

                                  (centre) }} all written in pencil 

    Lee-Metford Rifles} 

    Enfield not issued }

    George William Williams (13/280) bottom right in front row,


    Charles Verity (13/267) 2nd from right in back row, unsure who Harry Smith is as he has not been mentioned in either of the George Williams/Charles Verity Diaries, but assume is chum from Hull or possibly the Primitive Methodist church there.


    (He may be Harry Wright Smith (13/236) as the Army no. is close, he later became a 2nd Lieutenant in the West Riding Regiment)


  • February 9, 2018 15:13:08 Stella Watkin

    Postcard sized real photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken at Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  The sign identifies this group as 3856 squad, all are wearing new uniforms with cap badges for the East Yorkshire Regiment, and are bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents. Probably taken just after men were called up for training in 1915.

    Overleaf  it says that:


    Harry Smith - Dad (Charles Verity (13/267) written in blue ink 

                                  (centre) }} all written in pencil 

    Lee-Metford Rifles} 

    Enfield not issued }

    George William Williams (13/280) bottom right in front row,


    Charles Verity (13/267) 2nd from right in back row, unsure who Harry Smith is as he has not been mentioned in either of the George Williams/Charles Verity Diaries, but assume is chum from Hull or possibly the Primitive Methodist church there.


    (He may be Harry Wright Smith (13/236) as the Army no. is close, he later became a 2nd Lieutenant in the West Riding Regiment)


  • February 9, 2018 15:02:04 Stella Watkin

    Postcard sized real photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken in Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  The sign identifies this group as 3856 squad, all are wearing new uniforms with cap badges for the East Yorkshire Regiment, and are bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents. Probably taken just after men were called up for training in 1915.

    Overleaf it says that:


    Harry Smith - Dad (Charles Verity (13/267) written in blue ink 

                                  (centre) }} all written in pencil 

    Lee-Metford Rifles} 

    Enfield not issued }

    George William Williams (13/280) bottom right in front row, Charles Verity (13/267) 2nd from right in back row, unsure who Harry Smith is as has not been mentioned in either of the Diaries, but assume is chum from Hull or possibly the Primitive Methodist church there.



  • February 9, 2018 15:01:52 Stella Watkin

    Postcard sized real photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken in Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  The sign identifies this group as 3856 squad, all are wearing new uniforms with cap badges for the East Yorkshire Regiment, and are bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents. Probably taken just after men were called up for training in 1915.

    Overleaf it says that:


    Harry Smith - Dad (Charles Verity (13/267) written in blue ink 

                                  (centre) }} all written in pencil 

    Lee-Metford Rifles} 

    Enfield not issued }

    George William Williams (13/280) bottom right in front row, Charles Verity (13/267) 2nd from right in back row, unsure who Harry Smith is as has not been mentioned in either of the Diaries, but assume is chum from Hull or possibly the Primitive Methodist church there.



  • February 9, 2018 15:00:03 Stella Watkin

    Postcard sized real photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken in Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  The sign identifies this group as 3856 squad, all are wearing new uniforms with cap badges for the East Yorkshire Regiment, and are bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents. Probably taken just after men were called up for training in 1915.

    Overleaf it says that:


    Harry Smith - Dad (Charles Verity (13/267) written in blue ink 

                                  (centre) }} all written in pencil 

    Lee-Metford Rifles} 

    Enfield not issued }

    George William Williams (13/280) bottom right in front row,  Charles Verity (13/267) 2nd from right in back row 



  • February 9, 2018 14:59:37 Stella Watkin

    Postcard sized real photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken in Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  The sign identifies this group as 3856 squad, all are wearing new uniforms with cap badges for the East Yorkshire Regiment, and are bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents. Probably taken just after men were called up for training in 1915.

    Overleaf it says that:


    Harry Smith - Dad (Charles Verity (13/267) written in blue ink 

                                  (centre) }} all written in pencil 

    Lee-Metford Rifles} 

    Enfield not issued }

    George William Williams (13/280) bottom right in frontrow,  Charles Verity (13/267) 2nd from right in back row 



  • February 9, 2018 14:45:42 Stella Watkin

    Postcard sized real photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken in Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  This is 3856 squad, all wearing new uniforms with cap badges for the East Yorkshire Regiment, and are bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents

    Overleaf it says that:


    Harry Smith - Dad  written in blue ink 

                                  (centre) }} all written in pencil 

    Lee-Metford Rifles} 

    Enfield not issued }

    George William Williams (13/267) bottom right in front row, Dad is Charles Verity (



  • February 9, 2018 14:44:24 Stella Watkin

    Postcard sized real photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken in Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  This is 856 squad all wear new uniforms with cap badges for the East Yorkshire Regiment, and are bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents

    Overleaf it says that:


    Harry Smith - Dad  written in blue ink 

                                  (centre) }} all written in pencil 

    Lee-Metford Rifles} 

    Enfield not issued }

    George William Williams (13/267) bottom right in front row



  • February 9, 2018 14:41:01 Stella Watkin

    Postcard sized real photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken in Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  This is 856 squad bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents

    Overleaf it says that George Williams bottom right in front row


    France of Charles Verity, 2nd from left in the front row.

    He was aged around 23 years old, in 1918, he was a member of the , his Army no. was 13/267, he is now a Corporal.


    On his cap is the badge of the East Yorkshire Regiment, he has the insignia of crossed flags on his left sleeve showing he is a Signaller, and double chevrons below them denoting his rank of Corporal.

    overleaf is quoted:

    training camp in Beverley, Yorkshire 3


  • February 9, 2018 14:40:39 Stella Watkin

    Postcard sized real photograph of East Yorkshire Regiment taken in Beverley training camp, Yorkshire.  This is 856 squad bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of large bivouc Army tents

    Overleaf it says that George Williams bottom right in front row


    France of Charles Verity, 2nd from left in the front row.

    He was aged around 23 years old, in 1918, he was a member of the , his Army no. was 13/267, he is now a Corporal.


    On his cap is the badge of the East Yorkshire Regiment, he has the insignia of crossed flags on his left sleeve showing he is a Signaller, and double chevrons below them denoting his rank of Corporal.

    overleaf is quoted:

    training camp in Beverley, Yorkshire 3


  • February 9, 2018 14:36:51 Stella Watkin

    Postcard sized real photograph taken in France of Charles Verity, 2nd from left in the front row.

    He was aged around 23 years old, in 1918, he was a member of the East Yorkshire Regiment, his Army no. was 13/267, he is now a Corporal.


    On his cap is the badge of the East Yorkshire Regiment, he has the insignia of crossed flags on his left sleeve showing he is a Signaller, and double chevrons below them denoting his rank of Corporal.

    overleaf is quoted:

    George Williams bottom right in front row training camp in Beverley, Yorkshire 3856 squad bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of tents


  • February 9, 2018 13:50:46 Stella Watkin

    George Williams bottom right in front row training camp in Beverley, Yorkshire 3856 squad bearing Lee Metford Rifles in front of tents


  • February 9, 2018 13:48:39 Stella Watkin

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    Beverley, Yorkshire, England

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  • Document location Beverley, Yorkshire, England


ID
17242 / 190616
Source
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Contributor
Brian Verity
License
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1915 – 1915
  • English

  • Western Front

  • Charles Verity
  • George William Williams
  • Harry Wright Smith
  • Lee Metford Rifles



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