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One thing we do know is there are a few around the MGC NCO in the first row of men seated.

 

Image Cameron Higlanders or Scottish Rifles?

Andy

Edit...I had thought that they could be Canadian too.

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Mr D - I know nothing of the history of Netheravon. Was is originally an offshoot of Hythe or was it a very separate entity?

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Just before WW1 Netheravon was the site of the Cavalry School. Possibly it was chosen for the MG School because Hythe was concentrating on musketry.

 

Ron

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Scottish Horse, far right, seated? Royal Berks, seated, second from left?

 

Mid-war - no gongs on show and no wound stripes that I can see.

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2 hours ago, HolymoleyRE said:

One thing we do know is there are a few around the MGC NCO in the first row of men seated.

 

Image Cameron Higlanders or Scottish Rifles?

Andy

Edit...I had thought that they could be Canadian too.

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Don't think he is Canadian; solid glengarry and badge shape not a match for any of the 8 Highland Battalions of the Canadian Corps.  I would say this man is probably HLI; cap badge blurred but possibly a fit and collars a decent match.  Officer at far right sitting is likely Scottish Horse.

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19 minutes ago, Ron Clifton said:

Just before WW1 Netheravon was the site of the Cavalry School. Possibly it was chosen for the MG School because Hythe was concentrating on musketry.

 

Ron

 

Thanks Ron. I must have known that but if I did it had completely slipped my mind.

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The SNCO seated on the ground could be Guards MG Battalion. The SNCO behind him looks like School of Musketry.

 

Charlie

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I think all the evidence points to a Lewis gun course, we see these photographs fairly regularly on the forum; mix of regiments and a Lewis gun in the foreground. I wonder if these were official photographs or the local photographer out to make a little money selling copies to the participants.

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On 16/06/2018 at 21:14, charlie2 said:

The SNCO seated on the ground could be Guards MG Battalion. The SNCO behind him looks like School of Musketry.

 

Charlie

You are correct Charlie with the School of Musketry. However, both the SNCO's are S of M. Both wear the crossed rifles cap badge with the crown above, the chap sat on the floor has a glare on his badge making it seem smaller, but definitely S of M for both SNCO's.

I think they are the instructors for an Officers small arms course.

I cannot, however, work out the Officers badges, and there is no North Staffordshire Cavalry, there is either North Staffordshire Regiment, or Staffordshire Yeomanry.

I'll study the photo and try and work out the Officers.

 

Hope this helps

 

Chris

 

 

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The chap seated far right is definitely Scottish Horse, shoulder title and collar badges and bonnet are the give away

 

 

Chris

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Chris thanks for your post. i think the soldier back left looks like my great uncle Herbert Edward Rose. He was in the 7th North Staffordshire Regiment and he was wounded in  Mesoptamia in September 1916.

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Here's an Officers bronze service dress collar badge. It may well be North Staffs Regt, the Collar badge may have a separate'T' below it, as worn by Territorial Officers

 

Chris

 

 

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Hello,

Army List for July and October 1916 have Rose H E in the 11th Reserve Battalion, there is no Rose H E in any of the other S. Staffs Regiments. So he may have been attached to the 7th?.

Also, there would have been no T below the Collar badge as it was not Territorial. Also the 7th were a Service Battalion, so no T below that, so I was wrong before.

Cannot make out other units on the photo.

See attached photo of list with his name on undere 11th Bn.

 

Chris

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Stand fast on the Collar badge, there was a pattern the same as the cap badge, see picture, so chap standing second left, and first right are I'd say both North Stafford's, so could well be your Great Uncle

 

Chris

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On 16/06/2018 at 19:38, Gareth Davies said:

Mr D - I know nothing of the history of Netheravon. Was is originally an offshoot of Hythe or was it a very separate entity?

I was talking through my ****.

The MG School at Netheravon did not open until 1922.

The Cavalry School closed on mobilization in 1914, but re-opened in October 1919. It moved in 1922 when the MG School moved in as a wing of the Small Arms School. Post WW2 the establishment became the Support Weapons Wing of the School of Infantry, under which guise it continued until comparatively recently. Since 1922 then, always a wing of another parent establishment.

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