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Stanley Holley - What Regiment


Blue Dragoon

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I've attached a couple of photos of Stanley Holley.  Any options for his regiment? Many thanks for any expert guidance

B:29 Sep 1891 Culmstock, Devon

D:Sep 1960 Taunton, Somerset, England

 

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sadly not that I'm aware.  Son of Joseph Holley

B:1861 Burlescombe, Devon, England

D:July 1906 Taunton, Somerset

and Eliza J Vickery

B:abt 1865 Ashbrittle, Somerset, England

D:Mar 1948 Taunton, Somerset, England

 

he married in 1915 Louisa A Buckley

B:2 Feb 1890 Droxford, Hampshire

D:18 Oct 1977 Taunton, Somerset, England

 

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20 minutes ago, Blue Dragoon said:

he married in 1915 Louisa A Buckley

That puts him as Royal Field Artillery, 67383, with a Military Medal. His postwar number (see RA Attestations for lots more detail) was 1007090.

But that is not a gunner's cap badge in the second photo- is that a different man ?

Charlie

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RA Attestations, link as my previous post, has him aged 18 when he enlisted 25/9/11 ie born 1893 ??

That first photo has just a hint of a gun above the sergeant's stripes- which fits perfectly fror an RA Sergeant.

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I think a Royal Artillery branch in the first photo, I can see the edge of the gun badge above his three stripes and he has the typical escargot style whistle carried by sub-section sergeants in its usual position.

The second photo reminds me of a yeomanry badge.

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Thats great research!  Many thanks

 

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6 minutes ago, ss002d6252 said:

I wonder if the other picture is AVC. Stanley had an older brother Archibald (b1885). 

There is this MIC.

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https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D2921963

Craig

The badge is the right shape for AVC, Craig, I think that might well be it.  The other that I was looking at was the then recently adopted new pattern badge for the Royal North Devon Hussars Yeomanry.  My money’s on AVC.

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This is brilliant stuff, many thanks

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