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My grandad James William Benson, from the DLI-is on the left. the other 2 men are not known at this time--written on the back of the picture is,
 P---- died April 23-or 25th , 1945 at the age of 71, buried Darlington. Would like to find out who the  man is, he was very important to my grandad, cause grandad destroyed all pictures before he left for Canada in 1948. This was the only picture he kept, the man must have been an important to him, either a relative or a close friend. Thank you for taking a peek.  regards from Windsor, Ontario, Canada bdbarry

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« Reply #1 on: Aug 07, 2004, 07:32 »
Hi Dale,

The tag for the photo looks ok, but I suspect it doesn't display because it's in a private Yahoo photo album, so you need to share it first.

You can share photos with people in two ways: give them access to your albums, or email them the specific links to your photos.

"Sharing" is associated with the contents of a photo album. When creating an album you determine who has access. You can decide to share with everybody, nobody, or only specific people.

If you select "Private," only you can access your album.

If you select "Everyone," anybody can access your album, even if they don't have a Yahoo! ID. (This is the setting you need).

If you select "Friends," only the people whose Yahoo! IDs you list will be able to access your album.
You can change the access setting for your albums at any time by clicking on "Edit" next to the album name.

The easiest way to share your album with somebody is to copy its web address (URL) and send it to them. Or, tell a person to go to the Your Album List, where they'll find the albums they have permission to access. Your Album List can be found at http://ca.f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bdbarry2004.

I can see two : 'Marten River, Ontario' and 'Yahoo! Photo Album'.

Hope this helps sort it out.

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« Reply #2 on: Aug 17, 2004, 21:00 »
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My grandad James William Benson, from the DLI-is on the left. the other 2 men are not known at this time--written on the back of the picture is,  P---- died April 23-or 25th , 1945 at the age of 71, buried Darlington. Would like to find out who the  man is, he was very important to my grandad, cause grandad destroyed all pictures before he left for Canada in 1948. This was the only picture he kept, the man must have been an important to him, either a relative or a close friend. Thank you for taking a peek.  regards from Windsor, Ontario, Canada bdbarry


Do you have any further details on your Grandad's service with the DLI? A service number would be handy if possible. This will be engraved around the edge of any medals he would have won if you have any.

The DLI archives are covered by the Durham County Record Office. I could perhaps arrange a visit (you have to go in person and by appointment) if I had something a bit more to go on.

The background to the picture doesn't give much away, but the guy in the middle is dressed differently and doesn't 'look' like an infantry man.

The guy on the left, (your grandad?), looks like a Staff Seargent I think 3 stripes and a crown, but I can't make out the guy on the right. Also the cap badge on the right looks like it is blacked out ready for war. Is that the case on the original pic?

The 327 or is it 527 at the feet of the guy on the right may give a lead as well.

Unfortunately there are a few graveyards in Darlington so without more details I'm not sure you'll be able to track the grave down.

Any chance of you posting a scan of the back of the pic?

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« Reply #3 on: Aug 17, 2004, 22:56 »
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My grandad James William Benson, from the DLI-is on the left. the other 2 men are not known at this time--written on the back of the picture is,  P---- died April 23-or 25th , 1945 at the age of 71, buried Darlington. Would like to find out who the  man is, he was very important to my grandad, cause grandad destroyed all pictures before he left for Canada in 1948. This was the only picture he kept, the man must have been an important to him, either a relative or a close friend. Thank you for taking a peek.  regards from Windsor, Ontario, Canada bdbarry


Do you have any further details on your Grandad's service with the DLI? A service number would be handy if possible. This will be engraved around the edge of any medals he would have won if you have any.

The DLI archives are covered by the Durham County Record Office. I could perhaps arrange a visit (you have to go in person and by appointment) if I had something a bit more to go on.

The background to the picture doesn't give much away, but the guy in the middle is dressed differently and doesn't 'look' like an infantry man.

The guy on the left, (your grandad?), looks like a Staff Seargent I think 3 stripes and a crown, but I can't make out the guy on the right. Also the cap badge on the right looks like it is blacked out ready for war. Is that the case on the original pic?

The 327 or is it 527 at the feet of the guy on the right may give a lead as well.

Unfortunately there are a few graveyards in Darlington so without more details I'm not sure you'll be able to track the grave down.

Any chance of you posting a scan of the back of the pic?


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Hello, I do have the picture of the reverse side of the photo, I did write to DLI about 3 weeks ago, hoping to hear from them, then again maybe not---

 
Grandad was a Clerk with the regular army, I have 3 letters signed by his commanding officers, Barnard Castle--alexandria, Egypt-and mesopotamia. I really do appreciate you going above and beyond the call of duty...with much appreciation from Windsor, Ontario bdbarry

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« Reply #4 on: Aug 17, 2004, 23:09 »
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The background to the picture doesn't give much away, but the guy in the middle is dressed differently and doesn't 'look' like an infantry man.


The guy in the centre looks Turkish, maybe a local in the town in which they were based. He probably isn't significant, other than he is in the photo that features your grandad and his friend. You say he had letters from Mesopotamia, well this could have been taken there.

Check out The Great War Forum for more possibilities.

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« Reply #5 on: Sep 09, 2004, 13:08 »
Any advance on this yet Dale? Did you get any reply from the DLI?

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« Reply #6 on: Sep 09, 2004, 19:55 »
Hi Bossman---I haven't heard a word from the DLI, must be very busy people, with all the genealogy queries...hopefully I might hear from them soon, I have been to the Great War forum, in fact I am an active member there, also...put my queries there also, but, I guess I don
t have much information to go on, cause they were the ones who suggested I write to the DLI, which I did, hope to hear, someday...but I am very tenacious, eventually they will write to tell me "knock it off" quit writing, I also got hold of the Darlington newspaper online, sent them everything I knew, along with pictures, haven't heard a peep out of them.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  toodles for now  Dale aka bdbarry

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