Captain William "Billy" Flack

Updated Nov 16, 2015
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on Nov 11, 2015 1:46 PM
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A photo of Captain William "Billy" Flack. Commissioned into the 5th Royal Lancashire Militia in 1875, previously Colour Sergeant in 63rd Regiment of Foot. Born 1 April 1810 in Bailieborough, Cavan, Ireland
Date & Place: in Burnley, Lancashire County, England United Kingdom
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Ancient Faces commented
He’s smiling! Captain William “Billy” Flack taken in Lancashire County, England in 1875 when he was commissioned into the 5th Royal Lancashire Militia.
Nov 16, 2015 · Reply
Rachael Rawson commented
Love his smile! Proud!
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Tom Armstrong commented
Surprise pictures taken back then , nobody ever smiled
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Anna Feliciano commented
Love this face!
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Mary Ruessing commented
Great picture
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Susan Peters commented
Great photo
Nov 16, 2015 · Reply
I love this. I have Photo's of my Family right back to 1850s.
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Patrice LiNuci commented
He is likeable!
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Peter Vance commented
He was quite the rebel with that smirk.most photos I see of this era people are pretty solemn, though he did just get a commission I guess.
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Jim Retzer commented
So rare to see a photo of that period with anyone smiling.
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Randall Henhawk commented
Looks like Bill Murray.
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Cheryl Arent-Vargo commented
My very first thought
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Terri Allen commented
Nice one.
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Mona Helal commented
Time of hand made suites......
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Stevie Starr commented
Very cool.
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Judith McNutt commented
Pleasant looking gent
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Linda Gamez commented
They didn't smile they had bad teeth in them days
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Linda Vance commented
Maybe by 1875 the photog didn't have to have a long exposure time. I've read that is the reason why people didn't smile in early photos. It was hard to hold a smile for the time needed to get a good pic.
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Jane Shirto commented
I love the clothes
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Diane Fox commented
Very nice.
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Genoa Woods commented
Poor guy, looks kinda poor.
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Elisha Mary Fear commented
Yay a smile ! What a rareity :) love this
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Joan Ross Jenkins commented
Love these old pictures and stories. Thank you.
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Willy Dereany commented
Love old photos
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Richard Milne commented
His smile is natural... nothing worse than frozen smile
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Lorraine Monshing commented
I find this type of smile is easy to hold , when I'm shopping or at a function I do it , to be more friendly ..... It works wonders 😐
Nov 16, 2015 · Reply
Back them a smile in a picture was few and far between. Glad to see this smile😆😆😆
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Elaine Freeman commented
Looks like Bill Murray
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Brenda Ash commented
Jolly soul... my Grandparents were from Lancashire too. I see Burnley at the bottom of the pic, my Great Aunt lived Burnley.
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Susan Schloss commented
By golly, by gum, he IS smiling!!Great photo of a charming risk-taker!
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Toni Gonzales commented
Love to see all these photos and stories.
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Avay York Evans commented
Handsome man indeed*~
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Linda Sager commented
Doesn't look combat ready
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Pieter Bismeijer commented
I have 24 people with the name William Flack, Yet none born in Ireland so I will have to give this gentleman a miss.
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Ted Flack commented
Billy Flack's granddaughter, my great Aunt Lucy Flack, wrote that he was "the hansomest man in Burnley". He had served a total of 21 years in the 63rd Regiment of Foot in Ireland, Australia and India, rising from recruit to Regimental Colour Sergeant before being commissioned as a Captain in the Militia.
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Anna Feliciano commented
Always good be a sicko in the midst.
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