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Mystery person from Orphir?

Another photograph from Mum's (Rhoda Spence, nee Groundwater) archive. This one is a bit of a mystery. I have a name but who is he? I assume that this was taken during WW1 so the date would be about 1915. My Groundwaters originated from Orphir, Scorriedale.
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Picture added on 31 December 2017 at 21:53
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This gentleman's cap badge appears to be that of the WW1 Royal Naval Air Service (now known as the Fleet Air Arm). I believe that badge was issued to those with the rank of Petty Officer, but I may be wrong.
Added by Edmund A. Ross on 16 January 2018
My Groundwaters are also Scorriedale
Added by Isobel l oag on 14 February 2018
Thank you to Edmund for that information. It gives me something to go on.
Isobel, my great-grandfather was James F. Groundwater; he was born at Scorriedale.
Added by Rognvald Spence on 14 March 2018
Royal Naval Air Service Chief Petty Officer's red thread cap badge now very rare. One on Ebay selling for £165. There was a Thomas Groundwater born at Oar in Walls 10.10.1887 which, if it were him, would make the Serviceman in the photograph about 28 years old. Son of William Groundwater and Ann Ward, his gt grandfather, Alexander Groundwater was born in Orphir, 19.5.1776.
Added by Nicol Manson on 30 March 2018
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