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What regiment/Uniform is this please.


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Hello, i am new to this site so will be a little while while i navigate my way around the site. I've been advised from national archives that you may be able to help. 
I've recently started building a family tree on My Heritage site. At the moment i'm hitting a wall. I have a photo of a late family member who i'm trying to identify. I have no first name but i have the surname as Hamilton, a year of 1916 and a place by the name of Limekilns which is a small village in Fife Scotland near where i live. My hope is to identify the uniform and the cap badge. From the photo's it looks like Cavalry and perhaps a Lieutenant. Horse mounted as per the riding crop. 
I understand this request to be a bit of a long shot but i would appreciate any help at all if anyone can assist in moving forward,

best regards,

amac162.

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welcome to the forum

Id suggest you change title of post to say something like "what regiment is this" - research title is a little vague and you want to draw people in who like a challenge

 

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  • amac162 changed the title to What regiment/Uniform is this please.

looks like a fusilier to me but Im no expert  -  the riding crop is probably just for artistic purposes

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25 minutes ago, Coldstreamer said:

....... the riding crop is probably just for artistic purposes

perhaps not - he's also wearing spurs. Several officer appointments, even in Infantry Regiments, were mounted.  I was going to say Artillery but there is no scroll on the collar dogs.  Welch Fusiliers? WW1 RE (TA)?  Cap badge is well beyond me. 

 

Frogsmile will be here soon.

 

 

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Although the cap badge is very distorted, I'm going to say Artillery, based on the scroll I can make out. I also think there is a T visible , denoting a territorial. 

Michelle 

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Royal Artillery Territorial Force, scrolls were not added to collar badges until the 1920s.  Good spot by Michelle and Tulloch Ard.

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