Thomson Brothers

Post Card

Which Regiment?

Thomson Brothers Postcard  -  Soldier and Lady

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Stuart Dalgleish, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Back of the postcard

Back of a Thomson Brothers Postcard  -  Soldier and Lady

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Stuart Dalgleish, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

 

Thomson Brothers

Post Card

I mentioned on the Thomson Brothers page of the web site that Norman Thomson was one of the Thomson Brothers, and asked who the other brother was.

Thank you to Stuart Dalgleish for sending me this postcard.  It has the names of both Norman Thomson and John Thomson printed on the back of the card with an ink stamp.

Stuart wrote:

Thomson Brothers

"This card has an embossed mark for 'Thomson Brothers, West Maitland Street' studio in the bottom-right corner but it does not show up on this scan."

Insignia

"I donít recognise the insignia on the mans collar.  I will have to take the time to research it.  Interestingly, it appears his wife/lady has a sweetheart brooch on for the same Regiment.

I know sweetheart brooches were common, especially during WWI, but it is unusual to see a photo with both being worn.

Iíve just noticed, when looking at this photo, how similar the two look, maybe it is a brother and sister, instead.

Stuart Dalgleish:  February 19 + March 18, 2010

 

Insignia

Perhaps somebody else will recognise the insignia that Stuart mentions above, and be able to say which regiment it comes from.  Below, we zoom-in to have a closer look at it.

Zoom-in

Thomson Brothers Postcard  -  Soldier and Lady  -  zoom-in to see the insignia

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Stuart Dalgleish, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

If you recognise this regiment, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to Stuart.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  March 26, 2010

Question

Do you recognise this regiment?  If so, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to Stuart.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  March 26, 2010

Answer.

1.

Terry McGuire

Coventry, Warwickshire, England

Thank you to Terry McGuire who replied within about an hour of this question being added to the web site.

Terry wrote:

"It looks like the Australian Expeditionary Force Badge"

Terry McGuire, Coventry, Warwickshire, England: March 26, 2010

1.  Thanks Terry:  I agree.  I've just looked up 'Australian Expeditionary Force badges' on the internet, and found this Australian Imperial Force badge which looks similar to the one on the photo.

2.   Stuart:  You will probably be able to see the badge on your photo more clearly than I can see it on the scan.  Do you think this Australian Imperial Force badge looks similar to the one on the photo?

Peter Stubbs:  March 26, 2010

 

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