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Any Help with this collar badge and medal ribbon please


ardyer
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http://www.herefordshirehistory.org.uk/archive/bustin-image-collection/military-portraits/160608-g36-342-8jpg#prettyPhoto/0/

In spite of the cracks in the plate I can make out an elephant with a long scroll on the collar badge. An  internet search pointed me in the direction of the West Riding Regiment but elsewhere that has quite a different badge. I know nothing about medals and can't make out a rank insignia on his shoulder.

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 Churchill's useful collar badge book gives the Elephant & Howdah for the Duke of Wellington's Regiment ( West Riding). An internet search might  confuse that with the Prince of Wales' Own( West Yorkshire) Regiment.

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I agree with Tony, there is no doubt that it is the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment Officers Service Dress (OSD) Bronze collar badge.

duke-of-wellingtons-regiment-west-riding-fr---with-scroll--bronze-officers-collar-badge.jpg

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The medal ribbons the officer is wearing are those of the British War Medal and Victory Medal (as rendered by orthochromatic film):

 

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Andrew

Thank you for the medal info. Orthochromatic film just adds an extra layer of bafflement to my job, even with the help of a previous thread on the subject 

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