sent by Rod Marler son of Claude Henry Marler
(Harry) Hampshire Regiment 1920's
Dad was born February 8, 1902 in Southampton
but lived most of his life in Toronto Canada.
He originally came to Canada at about age 12
as a Bernardo boy but ran away at age 16 and
went to sea. He eventually made his way back
to England where he enlisted in the Army. (Because,
as he said, I needed a job). Sadly Dad passed
away some years ago and is deeply missed. Dad
was a great story teller. Everyone always enjoyed
listening to his recollections of his travels
and his time spent with the Hampshire Regiment
in Egypt and India.
Any further information you or any ex member
could provide on this era, the medallion or
on any of the other people in the photos would
be greatly appreciated. Two names that Dad
used to drop were Ginger Malone and Lardy
Preston. I don’t know their real first
names but if anyone has any information on
them, drop me a line.