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detectives needed to identify cap badges please


barrowford29

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Hello everyone. A friend of mine has some photos of his grandfather and his brothers during WW1. If anyone could help identify their regiments then we would be very grateful.

Thanks very much for your help. :rolleyes:

http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q412/sid38/img428.jpg

http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q412/sid38/img427.jpg

http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q412/sid38/img426.jpg

http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q412/sid38/img431.jpg

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1st one = The man on the right in Lancashire Fusiliers. Not sure about t'others. High res scan might help.

2nd one = not a badge but a button, the same as the top button on his tunic

3rd one = no idea

4th one = Lancashire Fusiliers on the right. Can't make out the capbadge of the man in the bed.

Ken

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The General Service Button was worn as a temporary "Cap Badge" by some Kitchener Volunteers until Badges came through

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Pic 1 looks like another fusilier badge on the left, possibly Northumberland, maybe a Border in th emiddle and would agree with Lancs Fusiliers. Looks like the same Border man in the bed in pic 4. Pic 2 shows the same man on the left in pic 1 and pic 2 looks like a Royal Scot

Jon

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I think the soldier sat on the bed is also the brother on the right of photo 428- does anyone agree? But Im not sure which brother (if it is one) is in the bed. Any suggestions?

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4th one = Lancashire Fusiliers on the right. Can't make out the capbadge of the man in the bed.

Bit blurred, but my money would be on the Middlesex Regiment, see:

http://cgi.ebay.com/WW1-MIDDLESEX-REGIMENT...id=p3286.c0.m14

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Third one's a Canadian Jock of some sort, but not sure what.

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My Two-Penneth.

Pic1. Royal Scots Fusiliers, ASC (given the lanyard), Lanc's Fusiliers.

Pic4. Is the man on the bad RE?, and Lanc's Fusiliers.

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Photo1

Standing Left = Royal Fusiliers(badge has been bent)

Seated = Border regiment

Standing Right = Lancashire Fusiliers

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Photo 2

General Service button with red cloth backing = Training Reserve Battalion.

Photo 3

The Royal Scots complete with collar badges.

Photo 4

Unknown patient and Lancashire Fusilier

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Photo 3

The Royal Scots complete with collar badges.

Not doubting you for a moment, but I'd be interested to see a picture of the collar dog if you have one. Outside my knowledge - I assumed Canadian because I thought it looked maple leaf-like. Shows what I know!

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Thanks for your input and expertise chaps. Out of the three Boltonian brothers in the same pic, the soldier who was the lancs fusilier saw active service but became unfit for the line and joined the RAMC and trained at blackpool. He survived and became my friends grandfather. The soldier in the middle was originally a LNL who transferred to the borders for some reason. He was later wounded and gassed at Ypres but survived. Personally I think that is him in the bed with his Lancs fusilier brother giving him a strawberry. The soldier on the left sadly died in september 1918 and was a member of the machine gun corps infantry.

Thanks for your help. The photos have not been looked at for a long time and as such, the family are not really sure what they show.

Cheers. :D

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Well I can see where I got the maple leaf from even if no-one else can. :lol:

Thanks.

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