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Postby rocky609 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:01 pm

Can anyone help with identifying the uniform being worn in the attached photograph? The only information I have is written on the back "Uncle Sid in India 1929". From other research I think he may be my great uncle whose name was Sidney Howell (born 1907 in Stepney).
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Re: help needed with uniform identification

Postby jeffward » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:17 pm

He's wearing the uniform of a rifles regiment in the British Army. The small black buttons on the uniform are a sure sign. The Lance Corporal stripe would have been a dark green. Given your great uncle's Hackney background the regiment is most likely to be The Rifle Brigade which recruited heavily in the east end of London. Regards Jeff Ward
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Re: help needed with uniform identification

Postby rocky609 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:19 pm

Thank you very much for your reply. I can now follow up that information.
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Re: help needed with uniform identification

Postby Jon Bauckham » Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:43 am

Moving this post to the Military help section.
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