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Which brother is this? (Military photo)

Postby Blueglory1505 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:40 pm

Hi there

I have a photo of who I believe is my Great Grand Uncle George Letting who died on the last day of the Somme in 1916. However a family member has suggested that it might actually be a photo of George's brother Thomas Letting who dies in early 1919 of influenza.

I'm hoping that the insignia on the cap can identify which brother this is?

George served with the Sherwood Foresters and later in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Thomas was with the Grenadier Guards.

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Which brother is this? (Military photo)

Postby phsvm » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:29 pm

I'm no expert but by doing a Wikipedia search for all three regiments it looks to me as if this is quite definately a Sherwood Forester's cap badge.
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Re: Which brother is this? (Military photo)

Postby DavidG » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:44 pm

Definately not a Guards or Warwicks Badge.

The picture isn't that clear but I would also go for The Sherwoods (the only other option would be the Royal Green Jackets!).
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Re: Which brother is this? (Military photo)

Postby Blueglory1505 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:10 pm

Thank you both, that just confirms what I thought and this photo is George.
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Re: Which brother is this? (Military photo)

Postby wombleuk » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:48 pm

this is the cap badge of the 7th Battalion (known as the Robin Hood Battalion) of the Notts & derby Regiment aka Sherwood Foresters.
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