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Postby jodami21 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:07 pm

Can anybody please help me to identify this uniform
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Re: WW1 UNIFORM

Postby wombleuk » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:20 pm

hello Jim,

at first glance the things I see are a leather bandolier (ammuniton pouches), shoulder lanyard and riding style trousers.

From this I would suggest cavalry or artillery.

The cap badge however does not look like a British Artillary Badge so I would think mor towards Cavalry. Or perhaps it is not Britsh Army..

A better scan of the cap badge would be a great help.

He is not wearing any medal ribbons, rank insignia, wound strips or overseas ceverons so i woudl think it was taken soon after joining the army.

Do you have any other info.... surname and initials/names reg number anything??

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Re: WW1 UNIFORM

Postby jodami21 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:14 pm

Is name is George Henry Beasley from North Yorkshire
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Re: WW1 UNIFORM

Postby DavidG » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:23 pm

Jim,

Is he from the York area born around 1879?



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Re: WW1 UNIFORM

Postby DavidG » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:30 pm

Jim,

I have found a G H Beasley Service No 7457 serving with the Royal Field Artillery.

Looking at the phot the banodolier, lanyard on the shoulder and the riding crop would suggest the same.

As David says a close up on the badge would confirm it.

Regards

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Re: WW1 UNIFORM

Postby wombleuk » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:46 pm

My only concern is that the badge does not look like an Artillery badge but more round in shape, which is why I was leaning more towards Cavalry given his dress.

I have found a service record for George Henry Beasley born 1879 living in Yorkshire in Royal Field Artillery service no 7457 comprising 4 Pages . Also same person same reg no in the Army Vetinary corps but a whoppng 17 pages of service record. Given this corps dealing with animals and Horses both as casulities and work horses could he be dressed for that?

The persons medal card states RFA 186974 AVC se/7457 so served with both regiments.

A good look through his service record could give more details to next of kin and other family members.
Next of kin Elizabeth Ann BEasley nee' Jeff (hard to read) 16 dec 1899.
Children Hannah, Joseph Cedric, Edward, Edith, Catherine Isabel, William
Transferred to RFA 02 Oct 1916

That should be enough for you to check the family out and see if it is te right one.
Do let me know
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Re: WW1 UNIFORM

Postby DavidG » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:05 pm

Jim,

I'd agree with David and say it was the AVC, their badge is circular with the Kings Crown on top with AVC in script within the circle.

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Re: WW1 UNIFORM

Postby jodami21 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:26 pm

David
Thank you for your help,yes that is the correct person
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Re: WW1 UNIFORM

Postby mxrw » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:58 pm

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I believe this to the uniform of the Veterinary Corp. I have a photograph of a relative in a very similar uniform and cap badge. His daughters 1917 birth certificate records him as a
Private Vet.Corp. Welsh 4th Reserve. Vet Hospital
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Re: WW1 UNIFORM

Postby jodami21 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:58 pm

thank you
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