Friday, November 12, 2010

Major Marmaduke Lockhart Tindall

My mother gave me a photo of her grandfather to scan for a project my cousin was putting together: Major Marmaduke Lockhart Tindall in what looks, to my civilian eyes at least, like a pretty well turned-out uniform . . . except for the belt. The major might have been fifty or so when he posed for this, perhaps a young-looking sixty, but I’d bet that with every new uniform, from his time as private, he had kept the same belt. Five holes it has, and he’s on the last, but you can still see that each was used well in its time.

12 comments:

  1. What a precise piece of writing! Marvellous indeed.
    Thank you so much.
    Denise ABC Team

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  2. An elegant gentleman, even with the expanding waistline.

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  3. I love your alliteration and what a handsome man! Great shot. He looks pretty young to me!

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  4. hard to imagine him with a smaller waist! Very smart looking gentleman, your great-grandfather.

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  5. Very handsome! Look into his eyes...they're mesmerizing!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  6. love family history!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  7. Marmaduke - wonderful. Did he have a nickname? You are very observant about the holes in the belt and the expanding girth, - your grandfather looks pretty trim to me, though.

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    1. My mother informs me that her grandmother—his wife—called him "Lockie" after his middle name.

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  8. He still looks pretty trim to me. Or should I say compared with me!

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  9. I only knew this last name on TV.

    Little MISSES
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  10. Very striking looking soldier!!!I love this military photos.
    An

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