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Herbert Hassack and Ruby Penrose?

The Archive would welcome assistance in identifying the gentleman in this image. Christina Hobson has told the Archive: “I have this old family photograph, but I am not sure who these people are. My guess is that the man is my great uncle Herbert Hassack, born in Marske in 1888. And possibly the woman is his fiancée Ruby (Robina) Penrose, born in Brotton about 1886. Herbert was killed in World War I so they never married. Perhaps someone in Ruby’s family might recognise her in this photograph? I would be grateful for any help with this”. The Archive can trace Herbert Hassack, whose parents George and Harriet were living in Dale Street, New Marske in 1911; Herbert was a Driver with 76th Battery, 10th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery and died 11th June 1915 in fighting on River Karun, Persia (modern day Iran).

Can anybody assist in this identification?

Image and information courtesy of Christina Hobson; additional information via Ancestry and Find My Past. 

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