There are a number of other photographs [and pages] in this souvenir programme. These include Warrant Officers, Staff-Sergeants, Sergeants, Corporals, Lance-Corporals, the Band and the other six Companies. If anyone wants a copy of the whole booklet, let me know and I’ll scan it to pdf.
Major Partridge was attached to the 12th Canadian Infantry Brigade [dates unverified, but spanned 1916-1917]. He was mentioned in Dispatches and awarded a Brevet Majority [Edinburgh Gazette 1st January 1917]. He chose this instead of a DSO when offered the choice by his Brigadier.
Photo no.8 of 55 photos taken by - or, in this case, of - Captain R.E. Partridge, M.C. of D Company, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment. These were presented to the Dorset Regimental Museum in February 1965
I have just found a photo album belonging to my great-grandfather, SRB Partridge, with a clipping from the Tatler November 11th 1914. It uses the same photo but has all the officers numbered, named and with their current status: wounded, killed, etc.
My grandfather, Lieutenant Partridge, is listed as killed, with a handwritten note saying: “error”. This must have been quite difficult for the family at the time as they had lost their other two remaining sons, Captain Charles Burnett Partridge, and Lieutenant Geoffrey Dorman Partridge on the 1st and 3rd November respectively.