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Dalhousie

I would like to identify my grandfather's rank and regiment from the photo below.

My understanding is he drove a horse drawn ambulance in the Great War

 

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Coldstreamer

welcome to the forum

 

whats his name ?  

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mancpal

Really not a uniform expert at all but the horseshoe over the chevrons is (in my mind) reminiscent of a farriers trade badge. Just to prove I’m not an expert I have no idea what the chevrons signify let alone the small badge above them!

 

Simon

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Terry_Reeves

I  may be wrong but I think he was a farrier sergeant-major RA.

 

TR

 

 

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mancpal

Is the badge above RA ?

 

simon

Sorry TR, just noticed your previous post 

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Gunner Hall

Quartermaster Serjeant,  Royal Artillery - with a farrier trade qualification.   Without seeing a shoulder title,  I have no idea what branch he is from (RHA/RFA/RGA ) If he was a Farrier Serjeant Major he would wear his rank on his upper arm,  not his cuffs.

 

R    

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FROGSMILE
Posted (edited)

Farrier Quarter Master Sergeant.  One grade below Farrier Sergeant Major.  The badge of rank was the 4-point up stripes worn on the lower sleeve since 1881 and because of the standard SNCOs RA gun badge worn above, the farriers horse shoe badge was worn superimposed on the stripes.  This latter aspect was a quite common feature of senior ranking specialist appointments in the R.A.

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