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Essex Regiment Photos WW1

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Paul Report 13 Jan 2020 12:58

My Great grandfather John Edwin Barnes, of the Essex Regiment sadly lost his life at Gallipoli in WW1. The one thing I want, more than any other family history thing, is a picture of him, sadly I don’t have one. If anybody has any group shots in their albums I would love to hear from you thanks Paul


ErikaH Report 15 Jan 2020 15:29

The only chance you'll have is if someone on GR has the man in a tree on here

Look for his name and birth info

I would have thought that only someone connected would have any interest in your tree


KathleenBell Report 16 Jan 2020 14:06

Have you contacted the Essex Regiment Museum to see if they have any group photos from the time?

Kath. x


Paul Report 17 Jan 2020 11:04

Thanks Erika and Kath,

Yes I have tried the Essex Regiment Museum but sadly no joy, I am always hopeful that somebody somewhere might have a group picture with the names written in the back, you never know!

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 18 Jan 2020 10:20

Have you checked newspapers local to his home address or that of his parents?

When reporting deaths of military personnel, I have sometimes seen photos of that person.


Paul Report 18 Jan 2020 13:30

Thanks Gwyn, I have a sub with the BNA, and have found a few newspaper references about his death, but sadly no pictures, but great idea, thanks