Wiltshire Regiment circa 1920

Submitted by carolm on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 20:28



I have a photo of a soldier taken at a studio (39a Queens Road HongKong). It's in a mount that is embossed and the studio name appears to be A Omsby (or something similar)

We originally thought it was Frederick Crocker b.1884 who is listed in cemetery on your site. We have discovered that the Company C 2nd Batt  Wiltshire Regiment was in Hong Kong circa 1920

We are trying to identfy the soldier and any info would be most welcome.

Regards Carolm

Sorry, there isn't much I can add from a Hong Kong angle.

The full address of the studio is:

39A, Queen's Road, Central
Hong Kong

The Chinese characters for the company name look like 'Wah On' or 'On Wah', but they don't seem to match the English letters, unless they've spelled it "A On", maybe "A On & Co".

Does anyone recognise this studio, and can give a range of years when they were in operation?

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Regards, David