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Cheshire Volunteer Regiment cap badge - could they have worn Cheshire Regiment cap badges???


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Dear forum members, many years ago I acquired the medals and death plaque of Sgt Frederick Horace Finch, 200th Railway Signal Company, Royal Engineers who died on October 24, 1918. As part of the deal, I acquired a rather large photo frame containing a young soldier from Crewe, which had hung in Fredericks house for many years. The young chap is sporting a Cheshire Regiment cap badge, but nobody knew who he was. Now Fredericks nephew, Eric, served as a Private in The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (No.29116) and was killed in action on October 1, 1918, some 17 days before his uncle. I was hoping that this photo was of Eric, but can find no association with the Cheshire Regiment. However, he did serve in the Crewe Battalion of the Cheshire Volunteer Regiment before enlisting. I know the Cheshire Volunteer Regiment had their own cap badge, but is it possible they wore the Cheshire Regiment cap badge as well. If so, this could solve the riddle. Any suggestions would be gratefully received. Best wishes, Mark.

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Yes,  in 1917 the Cheshire Volunteer Regiment finally come under The command of the War Office.  
 

They became Volunteer Battalions of the Cheshire Regiment and was given their cap badge to wear. 

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