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