Tuesday, September 13, 2011

NFDDSS - Newick & Chailey

This splendid photo shows members of the Newick and Chailey Branch of the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers at their wind-up supper outside The King's Head, Chailey on July 12th 1921.

Numbering left to right, identified members so far are:

Back row: 2: Frank Mainwood; 6: Len Gordon; 7: "Buffer Ford"; 8: William Padgham; 11: Hugh Page; 13: Charles Pateman

Second row: 6: Thomas Divall

Third row: 3:?? Ireland

Front row: 1: Jack Padgham (father of Albert and William); 7: Thomas Deadman

Frank Mainwood, RGA. My thanks to Helen Davy and Peggy Fuller in Hampshire for helping me identify him in the main photo above. Frank lost his right eye whilst serving with the Royal Garrison Artillery during the First World War.

Len Gordon, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

William Padgham, RFA

Tom Deadman, Rifle Brigade

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