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Identifying Photo help please.


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I hope I am on the correct forum for this:

The attached photo would have been taken in Lancashire about 1917 - 1919. My late father Thomas McLoughlin born Blackburn, Lancs 1900 is at bottom left & he joined the RIC at the beginning of the uprising & was still living in Blackburn at that time so I can't imagine him leaving the district to join up elsewhere.

Can anyone please identify the uniform that these lads are wearing.

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Looks like Welsh Regiment to me.

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Tim D

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Looking at the general age of group, I would say they are members of a Training Reserve Bn.

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How sure ate you that this photo was taken Lancashire? Graham mentions the TR which upon looking at their young faces I'll agree with. The 20th - 22nd Bns Welsh Rgt were all reserve battalions and all at Kinmel Park which is a more likely place for the location of the photo

Jon

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Sometime ago I was trying to identify a soldier in the Welsh Regt and sent his photograph to the museum. Although they were unable to help they informed me that the "S" buckle on the belt was exclusive to Territorial Bns. I had not heard this before or since but pass it on and welcome comments.

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Sometime ago I was trying to identify a soldier in the Welsh Regt and sent his photograph to the museum. Although they were unable to help they informed me that the "S" buckle on the belt was exclusive to Territorial Bns. I had not heard this before or since but pass it on and welcome comments.

An erroneous and misleading fact I'm afraid - the 1914 Pattern leather equipment (with snake buckle belt) was introduced as a wartime measure to supplement the standard 1908 Pattern webbing equipment until the web equipment could be provided in sufficient quantities. Whilst commonly associated with non-regular and wartime raised units, it was not exclusively issued to them.

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Many thanks for the replies. The Officer that signed him up for the RIC was in Lancashire & that is why I think he stayed in that area.

Atina576

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