thanks for that. havent contacted the museum but are planning a visit soon its not far from me. don't know much about him only have the picture and his marriage cert. he was born around 1886 but the census, marriage cert and the sliver badge award reg no 266292 do not match. talking to my mum last night and she was told he was wounded in the leg from the war and walked with a limp and everyone thought he went to canada to live. on the census and his marriage cert it states he was a corporal coal miner but on my grandma marriage cert it states he was a clerk. thanks again for your help.