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Unidentified uniform and cap badge


lesley harding
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Does anyone recognise these uniforms and cap badges? I can't find examples anywhere and I am not even sure that they were British - the hat looks unfamiliar - but I assume they are First World War from the woman's dress.

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They are New Zealand soldiers - the one on the left has a regimental badge, but the right hand one has the standard NZ badge:

http://www.diggerhistory.info/images/nz/onward-ww2.jpg

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The photo was taken in New Zealand as both men are wearing reinforcement badges, and would have been taken while they were on their final leave before embarking for overseas. The chap on the left is mounted rifles and the chap on the right is Infantry wearing a badge that was worn from the 33rd Reinforcements to the 51st Reinforcements.

Can't make the writing out just below the picture, looks like a name and a date?

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Hello Lesleyh

The badge of the soldier on the left, as correctly pointed out by atilla, is a NZ mounted rifles reinforcements badge, and was worn by a number of reinforcements with the number below winged Pegasus changing with each unit and some badges just using the letters NZ in lieu of numbers.

khaki

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Thanks both. The writing on the bottom is very faint but seems to be the name of the photographer (possibly Deighton) and the location 'Napier' (in Northern Island). I am trying to find out who owns the photo and perhaps they can shed some light on things!

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Deighton's Studios were located in Napier H.B.

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