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Officer 13th East Yorks?


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post-15846-1167567561.jpgHello,

Firstly may I wish all members a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Can anyone help me with this post card I picked up In Scarbourough, E Yorks. From the IV shoulder flash I suspect an officer from the 13 E Yorks. Do members agree? Secondly can anyone ID the name in the bottom right hand corner. The first name is Cyril but I cannot decipher the surname! It then bears the date 1917. No text on reverse other than words Carte Postale, suggesting France as the location.

Surname maybe Coattes, Moattes, ?oalts. Any expert out there with Officers nominal role that could help.

Many thanks in advance.

TT

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TT,

The IV shoulder flash suggests the 13th EYR, I have the nominal role for 13th EYR Officers, nothing jumps out. The Collar dogs look different what are they like in close up?

Regards Charles

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Joseph,

The coller badges look like E Yorks, star shaped. Not much good at enlargements but under my magnifier I am confident they are E Yorks. The IV is very clear on the photo and the pick up in E Yorks suggests a local connection.

Thanks for reply

TT

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Had a good trawl through the MIC but cant see anything that screams out

I have similar problem with a post card that has my grandads name on it but I know its not him as it looks nothing like any other pics we have

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A search of the NA MIC's with Cyril and Moa* reveals three hits:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...mp;mediaarray=*

Medal card of Moate, Cyril T

Corps: London Regiment

Regiment No: 881623

Rank: Private

1914-1920 WO 372/14

Medal card of Moate, Cyril G W

Corps: County of London Yeomanry

Regiment No: 3281

Rank: Private...

1914-1920 WO 372/14

Medal card of Moat, Cyril

Corps: Royal Flying Corps

Regiment No: 67055...

1914-1920 WO 372/14

The second of these seems a good match:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...p;resultcount=3

Description Medal card of Moate, Cyril G W

Corps Regiment No Rank

County of London Yeomanry 3281 Private

Tank Corps Second Lieutenant

Date 1914-1920

Catalogue reference WO 372/14

Dept Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies

Series War Office: Service Medal and Award Rolls Index, First World War

Piece Mill J - Nolan P

Image contains 1 medal card of many for this collection

The 1901 census lists one Cyril George W Moate, Born 1896, born in Bromley, Kent with his father (George W Moate!) and mother Julia in the schoolhouse, the schoolmaster and schoolmistress of Holy Trinity School, Church Lane, Bromley. He would therefore have been 21 in 1917 (which would seem to fit with the picture).

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The last 2 letters look like "ts" to me and thats the main tool I used to search the MIC assuming in starts with a "M" then a vowel

intriguing

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Andrew,

Interesting comments, however I know of no Tank Corps insignia IV. Also would a Tank Corps officer be mounted? Tank Corps insignia was completely different and distict.

I suppose the name signed could be some one other than the subject in the photo.

A mystery still?

Thanks to all and if anyone else can help thanks

TT

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This has me puzzled too

I searched the MIC's using all types of wild cards- nothing screamed out at me either

I thought the last letters look like L T S, first one M

Caryl

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he could have got on a horse as his tank was stuck in the mud !

perhaps after Cyril is a place name ?

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I did ponder for a while on this one:

Medal card of Mullins, Cyril Hugh

Corps Regiment No Rank

South African Infantry South African Horse Captain

Machine Gun Corps Major

Marshall's Horse Captain

Date 1914-1920

Caryl

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