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Old 21-07-21, 06:35 PM
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Default Friends Ambulance Unit

Just a postcard photo of a FAU man (formerly First Anglo Belgian Ambulance Unit) for observation comment etc.
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Old 21-07-21, 07:12 PM
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You have a name for him?
I think I have a small book listing names and units.
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Old 21-07-21, 07:29 PM
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This is the back of the card Leigh. One name appears to be the ladies. The other looks like H Bert, which mey be the gents name.
It's a Carlisle photographer.
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Old 21-07-21, 07:32 PM
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I'll seek out the book and have a look.
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Old 21-07-21, 07:43 PM
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Thank's Leigh, I know the quaker's have a search tool, but it doesn't seem to function. Can you just check the name on the card. I may have had a Specsavers moment!
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Old 21-07-21, 07:53 PM
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Looks like H Burt to me, when I find the book I'll check, Bunt, Bust etc
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I know the quaker's have a search tool, but it doesn't seem to function.
Had a quick look on the Quaker site , works OK for me.

Tried searching for all people with initial H and surname starting with B but didn't find any likely candidates.

Will do a bit more digging later.

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Old 22-07-21, 03:31 PM
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Thanks Mike,
I've only tried the site on my phone. Perhaps that's the issue.
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Thanks Mike,
I've only tried the site on my phone. Perhaps that's the issue.
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Had a quick look through all the surnames begining with B in case he was using his middle name (so wouldn't show up under H but couldn't find anyone .

https://fau.quaker.org.uk/search-vie...ame=&surname=B

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B could be the middle initial, there is quite a gap between it and the rest of the name.
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B could be the middle initial, there is quite a gap between it and the rest of the name.
I wondered about the gap but thought surname would start with capital letter ?

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I've checked "Friends Ambulance Unit, List of Members and Addresses 1914-1919", no trace of an H Burt, Bunt, Bert or anything similar, closest is an HH Burtt.
No trace of a Raphael.
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Thanks Leigh
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Just a postcard photo of a FAU man (formerly First Anglo Belgian Ambulance Unit) for observation comment etc.
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Billy,
Not wanting to put the cat among the pigeons, but are you sure that is a FAU man? The uniform and Cap badge is as worn by British Red Cross during WWI, so may this man be BRC?

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He's FAU. I'd expect to see the red cross with the standard metal cap badge and normal, not braided, shoulder strap.
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