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Anyone have any ideas on this uniform, please?


Filbert70

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Hello

this photo is, I think, a family member although I can't identify him or his uniform so any help would be appreciated.

The attachment isn't particularly clear, I know, but any general info especially the badge on the helmet would be a great help. I think the letters on the helmet badge say 'DorW' within the crescent.

Many thanks

Ian

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Hello

this photo is, I think, a family member although I can't identify him or his uniform so any help would be appreciated.

The attachment isn't particularly clear, I know, but any general info especially the badge on the helmet would be a great help. I think the letters on the helmet badge say 'DorW' within the crescent.

Many thanks

Ian

A soldier of the Duke of Wellingtons Regiment, in tropical kit.

Can you "blow up" the badges on his sleeve? Seems to be a wound stripe and good conduct, but I wouldn't swear to that.

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Thanks for that!

Thats what I thought for the stripes. I've had a go at the zoom and had a play with the contrast etc. the problem is that the original is very faded and the attachment is a photograph of the photograph not a scan!

I will look into the Duke of Wellington's.

Thanks again

Ian

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Thanks for that!

Thats what I thought for the stripes. I've had a go at the zoom and had a play with the contrast etc. the problem is that the original is very faded and the attachment is a photograph of the photograph not a scan!

I will look into the Duke of Wellington's.

Thanks again

Ian

Ian

Definately what I had thought.

A single wound badge below a good conduct "stripe".

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The wound stripe would date the picture as 1916 onwards, I believe. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong!)

Possibly the 11th (Service) Battalion West Riding Regiment, since they were the only active service battalion that I can see in a tropical theatre of war in 1916.

Perhaps also a man wounded earlier in the war and transferred to the 1st battalion in India?

Steve.

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Thanks Steve

this forum never ceases to amaze me! You've started to answer my next question before I've even asked it!

I think I have the soldiers first name and now regiment and possible battalion so with a bit of trawling hopefully I can put a name to the photograph which would be fantastic.

Ian

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