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Cap badge id from very small photo


Chris_Baker
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This photo is very small and has not been scanned at a very high resolution. I would be grateful for any views on what the cap badge is.

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Much more zoomed in and detail is lost through pixellation:

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Hi Chris,

The badge appears to have a be surmounted by a crown and have a scroll along the bottom edge. Additionally, the left and right edges appear to be rounded - possibly a laurel wreath. Assuming that your man is in the infantry I would suggest that he may be in either:

The Suffolk Regiment

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or possibly The East Lancashire Regiment

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Kind regards

Woolly

Edited for technical incompetence!

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I'd vote for Notts and Derby too

Mike

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Definitely looks like a Sherwood Forester to me. ;)

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I'm with the masses Notts & Derby's

Cheers

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Border Regiment??

{Its a "Big Un"}

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I've managed to find another pic of this man, but once again it is small and the resolution not too fine. I'm even more confused now. All ideas welcome.

This pic is as blown up as I can make it before the pixellation becomes too much to see the shape of the badge.

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I think I can see a scroll below the badge, of a reasonably pronounced V shape.

And a badge that is more of a cross than round. Either that or is has four gaps at the quadrants.

With the 'cross' being more substantial than, say, the badge of the Middlesex Regiment

Still think it's Sherwood Foresters?

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Still think it's Sherwood Foresters?

I do......

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I'm still for the sherwoods

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My initial reaction when I saw the 1st photo was Sherwoods too, and am still going down that route after seeing photo#2

Michelle

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I've managed to find another pic of this man, but once again it is small and the resolution not too fine. I'm even more confused now. All ideas welcome.

This pic is as blown up as I can make it before the pixellation becomes too much to see the shape of the badge.

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I think I can see a scroll below the badge, of a reasonably pronounced V shape.

And a badge that is more of a cross than round. Either that or is has four gaps at the quadrants.

With the 'cross' being more substantial than, say, the badge of the Middlesex Regiment

Still think it's Sherwood Foresters?

Definitely The Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derbys) don't look any further.

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Sherwood Foresters, no question it is Sherwood Foresters, not Middlesex, not Suffolk, not East Lancs, not Border not anything else
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Isn't that stick that he's carrying something for mounted drivers?

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Chris, it is Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) there are no other possibles.

Matt, the stick is a swagger stick, not for use with horses.

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Ahh ok! I thought those were just for officers.

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I meant six candidates of the same name in the regiment, all of whose paperwork has been destroyed, all of whom survived the war. That kind of "possible".

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Chris, post his name and lets see what comes up

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AND AGAIN, BRONNO.

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Pals,

On the whole I agree that's it's the Sherwood Foresters, 95% certain, but if Chris's half dozen "possibles" draw a blank, it might also be worth considering ...

12th Londons (The Rangers) .............................. or 21st Londons (First Surrey Rifles)

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These pics are courtesy of fleaBay :rolleyes: , so I wouldn't bet on them being genuinely WW1 period ... or even genuine badges! Certainly The Rangers badge had several variants of the scroll.

Also we would expect blackened buttons with these battalions.

As I said though, Sherwood Foresters still gets my vote.

Cheers,

Mark

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Never had a doubt, good luck with the rest........

Regards

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