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Offline conan

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Re: Photo by Henry Hill, New Brompton
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2016, 14:24:51 »
I actually googled him and it came up with the forum link :)
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Re: Photo by Henry Hill, New Brompton
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2016, 14:14:40 »
I wonder why my own search of the forum didn't find any reference to him? Any good search tips Conan?
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Re: Photo by Henry Hill, New Brompton
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 13:44:08 »
I'm assuming this is the same Henry hill

http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=7654.0
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Photo by Henry Hill, New Brompton
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2016, 11:37:16 »
Has anyone any information that could throw light on this picture? The actual print is mounted on quite thick card.

Who was the photographer Henry Hill?

Is this a genuine outdoor scene or a frequently used stage?

Date possibly from the uniforms?

One of them could possibly be my Great Uncle Harold Clifton Smitherman (Hal). He was born 1891, appears to have joined the Royal Engineers about 1909 (by his service number 18737). 1911 Census he is in Malta as a Sapper - Electrician. Served in Mesopotamia from 12/11/14, was a Staff Sergeant, then commissioned 29/05/17. His Medal address in 1921 is No3 Wireless Signal Squadron - Rawalpindi. Continued in the Military in India after WW1 - I'm still piecing together what he did later.
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