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Photo of Drummer Roberts.


Anthony Bagshaw

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I have just recently purchased the attatched photo but didn't realise that it had the name of the chap on the back.

On the reverse it states Dmr Roberts, which i presume is drummer. His shoulder title is visible but it is quite difficult to make out, but his buttons are fairly clear on his tunic.

I have done a quick search on the online MIC' s and have found 12 possibles.

Just wondered if you could help as i would really like to identify him.

Any help at all in possibly identifying him would be absolutely fantastic.

Thanks guys

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Anything at all?

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Anything at all?

To me they look like GS buttons, which does not help much.

From the shape of the title it is Line Infantry.

How many of your 12 possibles belonged to County Regiments?

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How many of your 12 possibles belonged to County Regiments?

Beppo,

Thank you for your reply.

To answer your question, the possibles are:

Royal Welsh Fusiliers x2

Scots Guards

London Regiment

Border Regiment

Worcestershire Regt

Cheshire Regt

Royal Irish Rifles

Notts & Derby

I think i have been able to eliminate these two?:

Gloucs Regt, Rank Serjeant

Middlesex Regt, Drummer Serjeant

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I'm looking closely at the button on his breast pocket ... looks like a fusilier grenade to me.

Des

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To answer your question, the possibles are:

Royal Welsh Fusiliers x2

Scots Guards

London Regiment

Border Regiment

Worcestershire Regt

Cheshire Regt

Royal Irish Rifles

Notts & Derby

Going simply off the shoulder title, you can forget about him being in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, the Scots Guards, any of the London Regiments, the Royal Irish Rifles and the Notts and Derby Regt.

Dave.

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I think i have been able to eliminate these two?:

Gloucs Regt, Rank Serjeant

Middlesex Regt, Drummer Serjeant

Out of curiosity, why have you eliminated the Middlesex Regiment Drummer Sergeant? This photo could have been taken before he was promoted, and the first letter of that title looks like an "M" to me!

Dave. :)

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Out of curiosity, why have you eliminated the Middlesex Regiment Drummer Sergeant? This photo could have been taken before he was promoted, and the first letter of that title looks like an "M" to me!

Wish i could answer that, probably due to his rank. This could be him?

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Wish i could answer that, probably due to his rank. This could be him?

It's extremely possible.

Dave.

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It's extremely possible.

Dave.

Dave,

that is great. Do you think that we have managed to positively identify him?

Would you say it is more likely to be Middlesex than any of the others?

Thanks for your help on this, much appreciated

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Dave,

that is great. Do you think that we have managed to positively identify him?

Would you say it is more likely to be Middlesex than any of the others?

Thanks for your help on this, much appreciated

Also, the only thing on your list that could by any stretch of the imagination look like am 'M' is the 'W' at the start of Worcestershires.

That is not a Worcesters title, it is not long enough, and the Worcesters title is much more curved.

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Is there anything about the photo, rank or uniform that leads to the belief that this man either served before the end of the war or would necessarily have had a MIC? I'm not trying to be controversial or negative - I know nothing about uniforms - but have recently been asked about photos by relatives, and am interested in the assumption that he must have gone overseas. Are there any secret tips? [Not too secret please!].

Sue

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Is there anything about the photo, rank or uniform that leads to the belief that this man either served before the end of the war or would necessarily have had a MIC? I'm not trying to be controversial or negative - I know nothing about uniforms - but have recently been asked about photos by relatives, and am interested in the assumption that he must have gone overseas. Are there any secret tips? [Not too secret please!].

Sue,

I am starting to think that he might not have served overseas after all.

I have looked at the shoulder title under an eye glass and i am pretty sure the first letter of it is an 'N'. The second letter looks like an I???

This is getting very confusing. :blink::blink:

Help!!

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My initial thought was Norfolk - just from the title.

But then it does not seem to fit in with everything else.

All the best,

Tim

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My initial thought was Norfolk - just from the title.

But then it does not seem to fit in with everything else.

Tim,

Can i ask what makes you think Norfolk?

I haven't got a clue what to think anymore!! :blink:

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