From: Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com>
Subject: Re: Renovation of a photograph
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On Jan 27, 2018, David B. wrote
(in article <sD5bC.573015$9Z.119928@fx19.fr7>):

> On 27/01/2018 19:18, Savageduck wrote:
> > On Jan 27, 2018, David B. wrote
> > (in article <Cr1bC.566129$9Z.475914@fx19.fr7>):
> >
> > > On 24/01/2018 20:46, Savageduck wrote:
> > > [....]
> > > > It would have been nice to have that as a .TIFF, but no matter. Here is
> > > > what
> > > > I came up with.
> > > >
> > > > <https://www.dropbox.com/s/wngnfgyqybjh093/Granddad-E2.png>
> > >
> > > Hi 'Savageduck'
> > >
> > > I wonder if you can deduce if my grandfather's cap badge looks like the
> > > one shown here:-
> > >
> > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durham_Light_Infantry
> > >
> > > I'd be grateful if you would take a look.
> >
> > It would be difficult to confirm that, however, the cap badge does seem to
> > have the shape of the DLI badge.
> >
> > I would suggest that you have a few options to reseach that for yourself in
> > the UK. This is your quest, not mine, and you are better located to do the
> > work.
> >
> > Start with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, both web site, and/or
> > offices. Then from the Wikipedia article you provided, the Durham County
> > Records Office which seems to hold DLI archives might prove to be helpful.
> > Also You could try and contact WWI historic organizations for service roster
> > records.The Royal British Legion might be of some help.
> >
> > <https://www.cwgc.org>
> >
> > <http://www.greatwar.co.uk/war-graves/ww1-war-graves.htm>
> >
> > <http://www.durhamrecordoffice.org.uk/article/10563/Durham-Light-Inf...
> >
> > <http://www.durhamrecordoffice.org.uk/article/10566/Researching-Firs...
>
> Oops! Thanks for yours efforts, Savageduck.
>
> ALL I was after was your view as to whether or not the image of his cap
> badge shown in your photoshop (or other) software image matches that of
> the cap badge shown in Wikipedia.

As I said, possibly due to similar shape.
>
> From what I've now unearthed on Ancestry.com, it seems that granddad
> *was* in the 19th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry but /later/
> transferred to the Royal Engineers (i.e. AFTER that image was taken).
>
> I've now discovered a photograph of MY dad - can you see any resemblance
> to granddad?
>
> http://www.mediafire.com/file/eqrox9qbbnwdxdg/My%20dad%2C%20on%20th...

Not really, but it’s your family research, and with Ancestry.com you seem 
to have the tools you need to trace your roots.
>
> This photograph must have been taken in his late teens/very early
> twenties because he was no longer in the army when he married my mother
> at the age of twenty three (in the first quarter of 1934). Dad was
> married in 1911.

....er, OK. I think it might be time to wind up this thread.

-- 

Regards,
Savageduck