Photograph of men from the 2/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, with rifles and bayonets
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|Subject||Carr, Charles Woodward|
|Title||Photograph of men from the 2/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, with rifles and bayonets|
|Notes||Charles W. Carr is standing on the left of the rear rank. The card is postmarked 23 April 1915, Epping, and mentions that he will soon be moving back to Chelmsford and that this photo was taken last Friday.|
Part of large collection of photos and memoribilia relating to Serjeant 3091 (later 240965) Charles Woodward Carr, 2/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment - kept by Mrs Gill Porter and Mr Tony Carr of their father.
Two other photographs of the same group of men are also submitted, though they appear to have changed places between shots.
Charles Carr wears the 'Imperial Service' tablet on his right breast, indicating that he was a member of the Territorial Force and had volunteered for foreign service.
The group have been issued with the emergency Pattern 1914 infantry equipment, and are armed with the Japanese Type 38 Arisaka rifle and bayonet, imported on the outbreak of war to meet the demand for training weapons.
|Item Date||23rd April 1915|
|Item medium||Photographic paper|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Alun Edwards (Powys Archives submissions day)|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Tony Carr|