A photo of Abraham Luther, British Infantryman.My gt gt grandfather enlisted in the 13th Regiment of Foot on the 9th June 1855 at the age of 21 in the city of Liverpool, UK. His service number was 3717. He is described in his pay book as being 5' 4.5" tall, with a fresh complexion, grey eyes and brown hair. This is a scan of a small daguerrotype of him and I would guess the date to be sometime in the 1860s. His first recorded pay in June 1855 was L2.14s.7d. He was paid nothing from October until the following April on account of having to pay for his uniform items. He was stationed in, amongst other places, Malta, The Cape of Good Hope, East India, ?Gorudopore, Dum Dum and Pesharwa. He was discharged from the 51st Regimant of Foot at Pesharwa on 18th October 1865, but it is difficult to read the reason on his discharge parchment. His conduct was described as good. I believe he became a Chelsea Out Pensioner. He died in January 1902 (probably) aged 67/8, and was buried in Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool on Saturday, 11 January at 3.30pm at a cost of ten shillings. His wife, Mary Ann Luther, died later that month and was buried beside him on either Tuesday the fourth, or the eleventh of February, again at a cost of ten shillings.
A photo of George Luther Houghton. my maternal grandfather during WWI. He was gassed and invalided out of the army, but suffered the consequences for the rest of his life.
My maternal grandfather, George Luther Houghton, a driver in the Royal Field Artillery, is standing third left with a towel draped over his shoulder. He was gassed and invalided out of the service, but suffered the effects for the rest of his life.
Cadet Harry Kimberley Houghton: My gt uncle Harry as a Merchant Marine Cadet in the livery of the White Star Line. Probably pre WWI
My gt (possibly gt gt) uncle Jimmie Holt probably at the time of WWI.
A photo of Capt John Jones, somehow related to me on my mother's side. He was made a Foreign Going Master on 19th May 1899. He's wearing the livery of the White Star Line in this photo.
My great uncle Harry during WW2. He was on the North Atlantic convoys and was sunk three times. When he was IC Troops Iceland he was charged with the return of the three survivors of the sinking of HMS Hood from Iceland to UK on HMS Royal Ulsterman under utmost secrecy. He carried out a number of missions about which he would never talk.
A photo of Lt Cdr Harry Kimberley Houghton RNR
A photo of Graham Troillet of South Australia - a firefighter.