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Simon113

Please could you help identifying this soldiers unit. Arthur Hicks. TIA

Arthur Hicks 1915.jpg

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Michelle Young

Could be Cheshire Regiment. 

Michelle 

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CorporalPunishment

Looks to be East Surrey Regiment to me. He's wearing spurs so he had a mounted role.   Pete.

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FROGSMILE
Posted (edited)

East Surrey seems likely as there appears to be a shield apparent at the centre.  It’s a difficult ID from a distance, as the Cheshire’s, Worcestershire’s, East Surrey’s and East Yorkshire’s all had quite similar badges.

 

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Simon113

Thanks for the quick response, much appreciated.

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thetrenchrat22

Not the Cheshire Regiment as the scroll does not meet the middle point of the star

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Gunner Hall

I thought the scroll was in two parts initially,  This led me to the Lincolnshire Yeomanry -

 

Badges, Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomany, 1900  Image from Wikipaedia  

 

 

but i think the bottom of the badge is covered by the chin strap.    BTW,  is that a separate cap cover - and does this help anyone ID the regiment.?

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Dragoon

I third East Surrey

Chris

 

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Pat Atkins

East Surreys certainly looks plausible to me - or 23rd London Regt.

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Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, Pat Atkins said:

East Surreys certainly looks plausible to me - or 23rd London Regt.

 

Yes that’s a good point Pat, the Wandsworth Battalion, East Surrey’s fits too.

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Simon113

Wow thanks for all this great info troops

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FROGSMILE
1 hour ago, Simon113 said:

Wow thanks for all this great info troops

 

Just to recap then, six options.

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Simon113

I think east Surrey matches the records online, but would of put him at 14/15 years of age on enlistment. But saying that he does look young, and alot done it.

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32 minutes ago, Simon113 said:

I think east Surrey matches the records online, but would of put him at 14/15 years of age on enlistment. But saying that he does look young, and alot done it.

 

Yes, he looks like a boy entrant.  Permitted for both regulars and TF pre-war.  I’m not sure what the official ‘regulations’ were once war was declared.  We know boys still joined, but often masquerading as adult entrants.

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