Portrait of Sid Edwards (seated) and an unknown colleague in uniform for a formal portrait, presumably taken during WW1.
In other photos of Sid in uniform (KL243) he has a cap badge that might be from the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry. This uniform, with its bandoliers and riding breeches suggests he rode horses, either cavalry or field artillery.
On the back is an indecipherable stamp in what looks like Gothic Black Letter, suggesting that this might have been taken abroad. Sid Edwards was born near Brill in 1893, making him 21 when WW1 broke out.
We do not know about his military record, and we know nothing of when he joined or fought with, but another photograph shows him with a Pioneer's crossed axe badge. Might he by then have been dismounted cavalry?
His later working life was spent on the Railway, so maybe he was working there before the war. Sid moved to Eydon in 1926, and he and his family are typical of the new villagers, moving from outside with the benefits of a steady, non-agricultural, job. Photographer: Unknown
Image lent by : Mrs Carrie Horne
Connected Photos: KL187 | KL188 | KL189 | KL243