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Can anybody help identify this mans Rgt, even narrowing down would help. Unfortunatley I can`t get a decent scan of the cap badge.

Steve

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Not regt. but the boots and the riding breeches rather than trousers indicate a mounted role for the individual.

Looks like a largish flat more-or-less circular badge which narrows it down to a couple of hundred!

Chris

Anything else on the man (name etc?)

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Thank you for your interest, yes ASC does seem a good possibility, his name was John George Turner b 1887 and came from Brampton, Cumberland. I was asked to help by a young lady who knew of my interest but as you say apart from a mounted role difficult to pin down.

There are two John G Turners ASC in the medal cards.

Steve

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Steve,

The cap-badge looks star-ish in shape...possibly Army Service Corps Driver?

Aye

Tom McC

This belt pattern is also common in ASC photos. I believe it is the leather pattern 1903 belt.

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I agree ASC - the star looks chunky enough and the boots tie in.

There are 4 John G Turners in the [R]ASC on Ancestry's MIC. Nothing in Service Records and nothing I could see in Pension Records.

On the 1911 Census there is only one John George Turner born 1887/8. He is a private in the Dorsetshire Regt. based in Dorchester. You will need to see the full transcript to find out where he was born(I don't have any credits left!).

1901 Census has him living in Brampton but born Newcastle:

Name: John G Turner

Age: 13

Estimated Birth Year abt 1888

Father's Name: James

Mother's Name: Ann

Where born: Newcastle, Northumberland, England

Civil Parish: Brampton

Ecclesiastical parish: Brampton St Martin

Town: Brampton

County/Island: Cumberland

Country: England

Registration district: Brampton

Sub registration district: Brampton

Household Members

James Turner 44

Ann Turner 42

Mary J Turner 15

John G Turner 13

Edith Turner 6

Simon

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