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ronmarsden
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1 minute ago, johnboy said:

Wearing spurs so possibly driver in ASC?

 

Agree. 8 pointed star cap badge, with top point replaced by a crown would fit with ASC.

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Thanks for the swift replies, his great coat seems to be good quality and he appears to be wearing leather gloves I wonder if this would indicate an nco?

Ron.

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Rank insignia were not worn on greatcoats so that is a dead end, I'm afraid. However, as you say, the good quality greatcoat and gloves does suggest that he may have been an NCO.

 

If you have a name (preferably with full forenames) that would help, as you can then search the medal index cards.

 

Ron

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Not sure the gloves are leather. Unusual taping of the puttees.? If an NCO would he not have taken off the greatcoat to show his stripes for his family photo? 

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Same design, difference in quality of the material.

 

Ron

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There is some disinformation being posted in this thread...

 

Rank insignia was most certainly worn on greatcoats as standard, including the mounted version shown worn above. A good example of an RA soldier in one with Lance Corporal stripes clearly up can be seen linked below. No rank visible would therefore mean the man in the OP was most likely an ordinary Driver/Private soldier/etc, and not an NCO:

 

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/cef/tunics/ceft12.htm

 

Also, unless an NCO had a private purchase version made specifically for him, the type issued to ordinary soldiers and NCO's would have been identical. 

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