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It is a good job the Corporal (front row in the centre) had enough time to get his cap and tunic on ready for this photograph, because that is what caught my initial interest. Regimental badges used to be a big interest of mine and the badge of the Royal Army Medical Corps can clearly be seen on the Corporal’s cap. He also wear the “Geneva Cross” on both his sleeve above his stripes. The rest of the men are dressed for work; perhaps they’ve come straight from the cook house? Note the knife and carving fork in the hand of the chap standing on the left. Is that the cook house door behind them?

The back of the photograph is blank.

Purchased in Hull: 25th April 2014.

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