A photo from November 1918 and a local history query

Sarah Ellen Jarman (seated) November 1918

Could you help Peter Couzins with this historical enquiry?

The Broadstairs resident writes: “The photo is of my mother. I am trying to find what the uniform and armbands mean. The date on the back is November 1918, the month the World War One armistice was signed.

“Her name was Sarah Ellen Jarman and she was 29 and unmarried at this time. I presume the photo was for my father who was serving in the Royal Engineers in France or Belgium.

“I would like to find out who the other lady is (standing) could this be Emily Elizabeth Skinner nee Jarman, my mother’s elder sister ?.My father Harry Couzins and Sarah married on November 21, 1921. My mother died 15 months after I was born on May 1, 1932.  The Jarmans and the Couzins family’s are old Margatonions.

“My father’s brother (the uncle I never had) was James Couzins. He was killed at Passchendaele on August 1, 1917 and is listed on Margate war memorial.”

If you can help Peter with his query email ppcouzins@gmail.com