Category Archives: Photographs Digitised

This category shows individual images that have been digitally scanned and revised in Adobe Elements and Lightroom.

Photo (from 31 of 58)

So here is granddad Dunbar again. Even though he had a lifelong taste for drink he ended up Pipe Major of the Royal Scots. He’d seen the whole of WW1 out and survived. After that he joined the Corps of … Continue reading

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Album 1 photo (from 23 of 58)

So here is granddad Dunbar with my aunty Miri. Its 1923 so granddad is 45 years old.  Don’t you just love the style. There is nothing casual about him is there!

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Album 1 Photo from 22 of 58

Here is granddad Dunbar at Crown Hill Barracks Plymouth about 1913. He is the man holding the Battalion colours in the rear rank. The reverse of the image. What is interesting about this photo is the difference in granddad’s apparent … Continue reading

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Album 1 Photos from 18 and 20 of 58

I selected these two photos because I think they encapsulate what it is to be a soldier. This first image shows the informality and exuberance of youth. The army is made of of youths and films often hide that fact … Continue reading

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Album 1: two photos 14 of 58 and 16 of 58

I’ve chosen these two photos for a variety of reasons. The first image is included because of the narrative quality. This is the first photo of dad with his sergeant’s stripes. He is on the troop ship named Staffordshire and … Continue reading

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Album 1 Photos (12 of 58)

Palestine 1947, 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards

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Album 1 Photos (11 of 58)

More of dad in Palestine in 1947

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