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Postby onthecauseway » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:10 pm

Whilst looking through a box of photos at by Mothers I discovered several photos of my Grandfather in Army uniform. I know he was born 1892 Bristol and believe that he served in the Gloucesters.

`on looking through other posts I'm wondering if the uniform is a hospital blue, although I don't fully understand what that implies.

I have 5 photos but not sure of the limitations of this site, so am posting just one for now. Please can anyone help with identifying either the uniform and/or the location.

Thanks

Could someone also advise best way to upload 5 photos?
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Re: uniform & Location help

Postby Sylcec » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:13 am

Suggest that you read the messages in the "Child London Uniform" thread which show a lad in the same sort of uniform as the older men have in your photo. Other contributors have identified this as hospital blues and provided some background information.
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Re: uniform & Location help

Postby paulberyl » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:47 pm

As has already been identified the uniforms being worn are “hospital blues”. British and Commonwealth soldiers staying in military hospitals or convalescent homes were issued "hospital blues", which basically consisted of a white, collar attached shirt, with a red necktie, bright blue serge waistcoat, trousers and jacket. These were worn with the soldiers own regimental head-dress, (and greatcoat in inclement weather); hence the reason for the different headwear and regimental badges being worn by the soldiers.

At the time there was a great deal of pressure on men to enlist, and the uniform demonstrated that the men had “done their bit”.

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Re: uniform & Location help

Postby onthecauseway » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:05 pm

Thanks for the replies, I have taken a look at the article mentioned. I guess this means that at some point he was injured and spent time in hospital. Can anyone suggest how I would find out where and how he was injured?
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Re: uniform & Location help

Postby christine7553 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:56 pm

'If' his Service Record for WW1 has survived you may find details if you read through. Surviving Service Records are available on Ancestry.co.uk if you haven't seen them before ( many were burned
in WW2 bombing ).

Good luck !

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Re: uniform & Location help

Postby Sylcec » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:33 am

here is the WWI deployment of the Gloucestershire Regt http://www.1914-1918.net/glos.htm. You don't seem to have given us your grandfather's name, so am not able to do a specific search for his records.
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