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Uniform help please

Postby CarolynH » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:37 am

Can anyone help identify this uniform ? Not sure if it is military or civilian (police ?). There are links to Canada so may not even be British. We are assuming that it is around the time of the first World War. Many thanks.
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Re: Uniform help please

Postby mfkirke » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:11 pm

That's a very un-British moustache by WWI!
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Re: Uniform help please

Postby CarolynH » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:48 pm

The photographer's details on the mount are Lang Sims, Brixton Rd, SW. They traded from 1889 but from the lady's dress would put the photo in the early 1900's.

One member of the family was a Private in the Royal Canadian Regiment and died in 1917. Could this be him ?
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Re: Uniform help please

Postby CarolynH » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:23 pm

The National Army Museum thought that it might be 1st Kings Dragoon Guards
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Re: Uniform help please

Postby CarolynH » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:30 pm

Here is a better scan of the photo
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Re: Uniform help please

Postby CarolynH » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:34 pm

The expert I saw in the military pavilion at the WDYTYA? show said it was Canadian or South African. After further research we have identified it as the Cape Mounted Police.
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Re: Uniform help please

Postby Pavster1980 » Mon May 14, 2012 6:48 pm

Hello All

I have seen this photo before on the Great War forum but acannot seem to find it now. Are you the same person who posted it on there?


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Re: Uniform help please

Postby Pavster1980 » Mon May 14, 2012 7:28 pm

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Re: Uniform help please

Postby CarolynH » Mon May 14, 2012 8:04 pm

Hi Rich,

A friend posted it for me to try to help identify the uniform.

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Re: Uniform help please

Postby Pavster1980 » Wed May 16, 2012 11:07 am

Ok, no probs, seems it is all sorted now, just thought it interesting that I had been involved in working out what the uniform was months ago on the forum and then I saw it in this months copy of the magazine and it made me think about it again.

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