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Postby Blueglory1505 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:49 pm

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Hi there

I wonder if anyone can help identify the cap badge on my Great Grandfather's photos? I'm expecting it to either be Royal Horse Artillery or Devonshire Regiment. The first photo is definitely him but I'm not totally sure the second one is! There also seems to be some sort of badge on the shoulder which might help.

I'm trying to find his medal card to get his service number so I can update his profile on IWM's Lives of the First World War website. Any help finding this would be appreciated! He's William Thomas Godfrey (1893-1964).

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Re: Cap badge identification

Postby jeffward » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:04 pm

Definitely not the RHA ; their cap badge is the order of the garter with a scroll underneath saying Royal Horse Artillery. Suggest you Google either regiment, that way you will get a closeup of their cap badges. regards Jeff Ward
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Re: Cap badge identification

Postby Blueglory1505 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:14 pm

Thanks. The shape of the badge certainly seems to match the Devonshire regiment but I'm having difficulty finding a medal card record that seems to match both the name and regiment.

Can anyone identify the shoulder insignia in case it gives an idea of rank to help narrow it down?

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Re: Cap badge identification

Postby Sylcec » Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:14 am

I had trouble seeing the crown at the top of the hat badge for a while, but having magnified it, agree it matches the Devonshire Regiment. There is a Medal Index Card for William T Godfrey who is first a Private in the ASC (Army Service Corps) with a number 206, later changed to T/4 237519 (Ancestry have the number as 287519; then in the Devon Regt No. 31666. He gets the Victory and British War Medals.
No service or pension record.
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