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shaymen

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Sorry but I am a complete novice when it comes to identifying regiments etc.

Both pics are of the same man.

Any help on these pics appreciated.

Thanks

Glyn

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Can you get closer on the cap badge?

Mandy

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This might help - or after seeing the post - might not

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Oops that's Queen's Crown.

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Are they different unit badges or is it my poor knackered eyes decieving me?

Im definitely not a badge expert by any strecth of the imagination, but the officer looking chap on his horse's badge looks a different shape to me???? Cant see the top bit (technical phrase that!!) sticking out on it like I can on the first one ... :ph34r:

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which unit in the army had a braided chin strap,the bloke in the 1st pic has one,bernard

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which unit in the army had a braided chin strap,the bloke in the 1st pic has one,bernard

I wouldn't look too much into that, to be honest. It was an affectation (strictly against regulations) of many arty soldiers who wanted to look more individual and "salty". Another was the criss-crossed puttees. This could be seen on many individuals in many regiments, especially in 1918.

Dave.

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If you look closely you should notice that the soldier in the first picture has his puttee's wound from top to bottom, this is typical of cavalry men for reasons I won't bore everyone with. You can also see he has spur's on his boot's, and as for the braided chinstrap this is symbolic of a horseman still today, there you have it ....back to bed now , for I'm down the stable's at 6am.

Keith...

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It looks like The 18th Royal Hussars.

John

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My Tuppence worth...

I'd say the cap badge in the "Mounted" photo was ASC.

Glyn.

A stupid question probably. <_<

But if you know that both photo's are of the same chap, do you know who the chap is?

Mark.

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Glyn.

A stupid question probably. <_<

But if you know that both photo's are of the same chap, do you know who the chap is?

Mark.

His name is Arthur Newell (an uncle of one of our village residents ) - What I was hoping was to establish his regiment to make the finding of his MIC easier.

Steve - I tend to agree about the cap badges being different, problem is the photo of him on the horse is not a very clear one.

Not quite sure where I am now - sems to be a few differing opinions.

Any more ideas lads.

Glyn

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His name is Arthur Newell (an uncle of one of our village residents ) - What I was hoping was to establish his regiment to make the finding of his MIC easier.

See what you mean Glyn.

Quick search shows neither RHA or 18th Hussars.

But there is an ASC connection.

http://www.documentsonline.nationalarchive...1&resultcount=2

The ASC "Remount" badge is similar to RHA, is this a possiblity? Could explain the second picture looking like ASC.

And an RE connection (Marc's suggestion), also with the Yorkshire Regt.

http://www.documentsonline.nationalarchive...1&resultcount=1

There's an AVC man. Could be a possibility

http://www.documentsonline.nationalarchive...&resultcount=37

I personally wouldn't have said there were any more that better match the badges in your photo's.

Happy hunting.

Mark.

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Firstly Many Thanks All for all the replies

Secondly Thanks Mark - I should be able to find out in the week if he had a middle name - should narrow it down.

I will keep you all posted as soon as I know.

Regards

Glyn

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Glyn,

My 1st. thoughts on the cap badge on the 1st. picture were Army Veterinary Corps, and I see that there is a possible match to this unit on a later post. Could be your man, spurs and all.

Best wishes Roy

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For Desmond7 the RHA do not have a badge, they have a Cyhper.

The senior regiment of the British Army when they have their guns on parade.

Right of the Line, Pride of the British Empire.

John

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  • 3 weeks later...
My guess would be Worcestershire Yeomanry for the first and Ally Slopers Cavalry for the second.

That's certainly narrowed it down a bit then.

You can exclude RFC. and Royal Marines.

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100% not RHA. The Royal Cypher, as John accurately points out, was not adopted on RHA headress of any sort until the mid - 1930s

David

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I'm with Martin in this one.....Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars and ASC.

Rgds

Tim D

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All

I have just been speaking to the nephew this evening and he told me his Uncle was certainly in the Army Veterinary Corps.

That concludes that ? - I still think the badge in the 2nd picture looks different though :blink:

Glyn

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