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This being my first post, I hope some more knowledgeable contributor can help with this puzzle -- to me.

The family photo is entitled "Uncle Anthony Royal Northfolk Yeomanry" but this same person is gazzeted towards the end of the war as retiring due to ill health in the Royal Garrison Artillery section as Captain (Hon, Major).

He appears to have artillery flaming grenades on his lapels, I cannot make out his cap badge and he has no rank on his shoulder boards even though he is wearing commissioned officers uniform.

I assume the dark band on his left sleeve is in mourning for his Royal Scots Guards 2Lt.son killed at the Aisne at the very beginning of the war.

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Compo,

Welcome to the forum. The man in the photo looks like he is wearing RGA/RA uniform.

Although not very clear it looks more like an Artillery cap badge than a Norfolk Yeomanry one. The collar badges would also indicate RA.

Finally his Majors rank badges are the crowns on his cuffs.

Roger.

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Although not very clear it looks more like an Artillery cap badge than a Norfolk Yeomanry one. The collar badges would also indicate RA.

Roger.

I agree with Roger. Although it is not a clear shot I think the cap badge must be the "gun" of the Royal Artillery, and he is definately wearing Royal Artillery collar badges.

In WW1 the Norfolk Yeomanry wore a badge with "GR" with a crown on top. See here: http://www.militarybadges.org.uk/badges/cava15.htm

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And I think you'll probably find the brassard is more indicative of the brigade he served with than in memory of his son. Dick Flory is the resident RA/RFA expert around the forum. Perhaps he can help with it's origin.

Rgds

Tim D

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And I think you'll probably find the brassard is more indicative of the brigade he served with than in memory of his son.

I was also thinking along those lines Tim.

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Thank you all, what a great resource this forum is, I have been wondering about the apparent contradictions for months and they are resolved in a day.

I looked again at my photos and found this one which had no title but I think is the same man as he had no twin brothers.

The Artillery cap badge is quite plain in this one and the brassard looks lighter in color than the khaki uniform here so it would not be black for mourning.

Looks like the case is reasonably proved.

I will start a new topic with the uniform of his son which I think is Scots Guards.

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