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Captain Williams, Birmingham Rifle Volunteers
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Captain Williams, Birmingham Rifle Volunteers
08/04/1865, Birmingham, England., Uploaded by edjackjones at 2018/07/08
Tags: Captain Williams Birmingham Rifle Volunteers Photography Oldham & Cooper

Article in the Birmingham Journal, 08 Apr 1865, describing a presentation of a photograph of members of the Birmingham Rifle Volunteers to Captain Williams. The photograph was made by 'Artist' Mr Oldham, of Oldham & Cooper, Birmingham, and involved multiple images manipulated onto a glass plate.

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Edjackjones commented Jul 09, 2018:

I have tried to find out who Captain Williams was and whether the photo might still be in the possession of his family. Or, it might exist in some military archive. The Birmingham Volunteer Rifles eventually morphed into the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and it was their's and other regiments' skill with the Lee Enfield rifle that would prove vital in the early days of WW1. That 'contemptible little army', the BEF, astonished and damaged the German Army with their rapid fire markmanship, they even mistaking it for machine gun fire.

janes
Janes commented Jul 09, 2018:

Goodness, how fantastic. I wonder if the picture still exists. It sounds amazing.

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