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Matthew King
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Hello everyone

A friend of mine collects old photos and recently brought one of a group of soldiers that we assume was taken around WW1 era and in the Middle East. I was wondering if anyone could help identify the regiment that the soldiers would have belonged to.

The picture can be found on his flicker site at WW1 British soldiers in the middle east.

On the reverse of the photo is says

"This is a photo taken......

our guard-room.....

wire round it to keep the

flies and mosquitoes out

that is me standing

up on sentry with the

rifle in my hand, but

he missed my head when

he took it"

Thanks for any help

Matt

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Is the sentry wearing Slade Wallace equipment? Which might suggest earlier than WW1 and possibly India.

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Is the sentry wearing Slade Wallace equipment? Which might suggest earlier than WW1 and possibly India.

It's the 1914 Pattern Infantry Equipment, so definitely not pre-WW1, the rest of the kit is classic British tropical kit of the era:

http://www.karkeeweb.com/patterns/1914/1914_set_%20displays.html

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