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Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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One lucky soldier!

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In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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Looks like a Type 7 to me!

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Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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I have never seen the full shot of this photo. I think it is a classic!

 

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Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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A nicer clear shot of these 84th Infantry Division troops.

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Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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Great shot of some 9th Infantry Division soldiers.

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Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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9th Infantry Regiment Commander.....

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Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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Note the OD bordered 2nd Infantry Division patch.

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Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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General Harmon, Commander of the 22nd Corps looking around. I wonder what he did to his hand.....

 

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Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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Great photos of the Dixie Division Sgt. It is of great interest in this one oddity, we see in both photos (see photo #2 above) he is wearing a crest for the 167th Infantry, a unit that indeed was a part of the 31st Inf Div, but according to two sources, James Sawicki, Shelby Stanton, plus the online TIOH site, states the 167th Inf had no DI for the period of the Second World War, that in fact it was first autherized in 1972 according to Sawicki, and 1972 according to TIOH, and in Stanton's WWII Order of Battle, the place where the DI are depicted for units is blank with No Distinctive Insignia Autherized in it, can anyone explain this?

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In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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Neat to see the Ranger scroll over the 5th Army.

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In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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FYI,

The photo noted as 90th Division in post #110 is actually that of the 4th ID. Although it is a square patch if you look closely enough you can see it is a 4th ID patch on a square background. You can see the 4 ivy leafs positioned correctly, the background is just rotated from its normal position.

 

I always see it misidentified as the 90th, but it is expected since the 90th was the most common square backed patch in Normandy.

Respectfully,

Tyler Alberts

Tyler Alberts
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90th Division Association / www.90thdivisionAssoc.org
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Owner
Combat Reels
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FYI,

The photo noted as 90th Division in post #110 is actually that of the 4th ID. Although it is a square patch if you look closely enough you can see it is a 4th ID patch on a square background. You can see the 4 ivy leafs positioned correctly, the background is just rotated from its normal position.

 

I always see it misidentified as the 90th, but it is expected since the 90th was the most common square backed patch in Normandy.

Respectfully,

Tyler Alberts

 

 

By George I think your right, it is as you say usually captioned as a 90th Division unit, until now, thank's for pointing this out.

 

It will be this one, an oversized Ivy Division, they can be see like this the standard oversized point down, or one where the ivy leaf is point down perpendicular to the square bottom

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This for you 90thDivHistory. Now this next one can not be mistaken for anything but soldiers the T&O Division, it during the D-Day period, uncertain when this was taken, it is taken aboard a ship, but will it be in England just before the D-Day armada shoved off? (not sure there, wasn't it always dreary and drizzly in the days before Overlord kicked off?) or is this follow up Divisional support units standing off Utah while waiting to go ashore after the fighting moved inland on a bright sun shiny day?

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