Elias William Field and the Lincolnshire Yeomanry
Elias is on the back row, extreme left with the stick
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Hope you like this
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Love to all
Elias is on the back row, second
This postcard is thought to be 1912
Next The two photos above and the four photos below supplied by Aidan Harrison, and scanned by Andrew Snowdon.
There's a particularly fine moustache in the formal portrait!
I have endeavoured to translate the inscription on the gravestone, and arrived at:
Ici repose le sous-officier Anglais
E. W. Field
Mort pour la Patrie
A bord du transport MERCIAN
Accueilli le 20 Xbre 1915
Here lies the English Sergeant
E. W. Field
Died for his country
On board the transport (ship) MERCIAN
?Laid to rest 20 ?December 1915
'Accueilli' actually means 'welcomed', and 'Xbre' I have guessed as an abbreviation.
These photographs were kindly supplied by Chris Snowdon, the great-grandson of Elias William Field. They show the sword and regimental regalia belonging to Elias. At the bottom is a plaque
to Elias, kindly scanned by Andrew Snowdon.
The commemorative plaque to Elias William Field.
For a history of these plaques - known as Dead Man’s Penny - please click here