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Can't really see in this pic, but is there a chance he is wearing a shoulder title? Could you rescan the shoulder area a big bigger?

Baz

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Could I have a second opinion on Barrie's i.d. please.

I have to do some work for a local lady on this chap and would hate to go

down the wrong road and give her bum info.

Kevin

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Impossible to say for sure, but would fit with being HLI or Royal Scots: later in the war, I'd guess, so the latter regiment indiocated on the medal card.

Incidentally, do the numbers indicate he was originally a territorial?

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I am awaiting some more info from the soldier in questions niece. Fingers crossed she can give me some info as to his regiment. All I know is the niece is from Brown Edge Staffordshire. Her name is Watson if that may help a census check. I haven't a clue how to go about census checking.

As for the terri number I don't have a clue on that either.

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Kev,

Could be a Royal Scots Terrier Number.

e.g. 6558 L/Cpl W Singer 8th Royal Scots was awarded to DCM as was 8629 Sgt A. Johnstone.

8th RS were a Pioneer Battalion and I cannot see the Pick and Rifle Collar Badge on the photo.

Either the he was not a member of the 8th R.S when the photo was taken or belonged to a different Regiment.

George

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Incidentally, do the numbers indicate he was originally a territorial?

Medal card of Thomas, Samuel

Corps Regiment No Rank

Royal Scots 6760 Private (PROBABLY)

Highland Light Infantry 350177 Private (YES - 8th Battalion)

Royal Engineers 615569 Private (YES - But this number isn't on the T.F. website list)

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