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What is this uniform?

Postby Trena » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:19 pm

Hi can anyone please tell me what uniform my 3x great grandfather is wearing?. He was born in 1813 in Hampshire and died 1893 in kent.
thank you in advance.
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Re: What is this uniform?

Postby AdrianB38 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:57 pm

That uniform is basically the British Army Service Dress introduced at the start of the 20th century, classically seen during WW1 - if it were before then, I would be expecting to see red (usually) with an altogether posher finish. I guess you may be looking at another George White(?) altogether....

Should I be completely wrong (it has happened), I'm sure someone will correct me.
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Re: What is this uniform?

Postby Jethro Tull » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:19 pm

Hi Trena,

I would agree with Adrian on this being later than your chap died and most probably WW1. The cap badge is quite indistinct from the photo and the angle, however the shape is reminiscent of The Gordon Highlanders.This is just a rough idea though comparing the open shape of the badge etc.
Hopefully that may lead somewhere.

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Re: What is this uniform?

Postby Trena » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:23 pm

Thank you for your reply. I have to admit that I got the photo from somebodies tree on ancestry so maybe the photo is wrong as I am sure of the dates.
Thanks again.
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Re: What is this uniform?

Postby AdrianB38 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:38 pm

Trena wrote:... I have to admit that I got the photo from somebodies tree on ancestry so maybe the photo is wrong ...

Yes, take it for consolation that you would not be the first person to be caught out by an incorrectly identified photo on Ancestry / Family Search, etc.
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Re: What is this uniform?

Postby Trena » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:45 pm

Thanks. I get that now. Silly me I just assumed they were right. I will learn.

Thanks again for the help.
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