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MotherMave
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Can anyone please identify the badge and Uniform off a photograph of a WW1 soldier. :unsure:

If they can, I will send it to them via e-mail privately.

Thanks in anticipation

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Mave - why not post the pic direct to forum? Do you need help in doing so? It will definitely be identified much quicker ...

Des

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As requested by Mothermave - picture entitled 'Montague'. Mothermave can provide further details. Cap badge, cords experts please help.

Des

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Looks like Royal Engineers to me. Nothing particularly special about the lanyard.

Simon

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Hopefully Mave will be able to add further details. Thanks for your prompt assistance to her folks.

Des

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Thanks for all your help, the soldier was Montague James Frederick Bettany, he didn't die in the war, but his Daughter would love to know more about his service.

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Hello there,

I think I can see a stripe on the right arm, (although I have been staring at this for some time and may be seeing things).

All the best.

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The National Archives show a Medal Index Card for a Sapper 'Morty' Bettany with numbers T2039 and 486594. Someone with A...y links may be able to get more.

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I forgot to add he was born in Burslem, Staffordshire, but grew up in Bangor, North Wales and Married in Connah's Quay, Flintshire. I found a Medal Card for a Morty BETTANY saying he was in the Royal Engineers as a Sapper with 2 Reg. No's on, T2039 Sapper and 486594 Sapper, but I don't know if this is him. Thanks for any help you can give.

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Hello there,

I think I can see a stripe on the right arm, (although I have been staring at this for some time and may be seeing things).

All the best.

I can see one too.

Here's some more info (courtesy of Ancestry - Pension Records). I don't know if it's your man, but the birthplace matches:

Frederick Bettany of Burslem, Staffs

Enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers 14/10/1898 aged 19yrs 3mnths in Newcastle.

Trade: Potter

Service No. 5610

Served with 2nd Garrison Battalion North'd Fus

Appointed Unpaid L/Cpl 14/8/1899 - Paid L/Cpl 4/11/1899

Posted to 4th Btn 3/6/1902

Appointed L/Sgt 1/9/1902

Promoted Sgt 17/12/1902

Served in S. Africa (Boer War) 4/11/1899 - 2/6/1902

Discharged ?

Re-engaged ?

Appointed Acting Cpl 29/4/1918

Appointed Acting Sgt 1/5/1918

Discharged 16/11/1919 - Address = Patrick Street, Dublin

Married Charlotte Cassidy in Dublin 7/7/1900

Simon

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So sorry everyone, I forgot to add who he married and when, he married Gertrude Mary WARDLE in 1919 at Connah's Quay, Flintshire, North Wales, that may have helped. I must admit I cannot see any stripe, just wish I could. Thanks to all who have replied though, as any little clue helps.

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