Royal Sussex Regiment photo mystery

Do you recognise anyone in this photo of the 2nd Royal Sussex Regiment in the First World War?

Anthony Ray bought the photo in a junk shop in Rye and would love to give it to someone connected with one of the people pictured.

He said: “There’s something so sad about seeing the trappings of someone’s life cut adrift from their family.

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“What I would love is to give it to someone who might recognise one of the faces.”

Can you recognise anyone in this photo of the 2nd Royal Sussex Regiment?

Anthony has no family links to the photograph but he believes it was taken in Aldershot, where the battalion was in training prior to going overseas.

“It is probably quite early in the war, judging by their caps,” he said.

“Also, it suggest 1914-15, as the officer’s ranks are on his sleeves, not his epaulettes.

“They were a regular battalion based at Woking and went to France in August 1914. The chap on the far right is wearing spurs, so it’s definitely the transport platoon. Their forage caps, and the ‘old and bold’ age of many of them, also suggest they were the transport platoon, rather than a rifle platoon.

“I bought the photo at a junk shop in Rye. Would any readers be able to shed any light on it?”

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