Officers 1st Battalion, Dorset Regiment, Belfast 1914

Most of the officers 1st Battalion. Taken at Victoria Barracks, Belfast about 7th August 1914.
Most of the officers 1st Battalion, Dorset Regiment. Taken at Victoria Barracks, Belfast about 7th August 1914.
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.

 

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Reservists at Victoria Barracks, Belfast, Aug. 1914

REP WW1 photo 6
Arrival of first draft of reservists at Victoria Barracks, Belfast, 6th August, 1914. Men being allotted to their platoons in D. Coy, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment.
Photo no.6 of 55 photos taken by Captain R.E. Partridge, M.C. of D Company, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment. These were presented to the Dorset Regimental Museum in February 1965.