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Uniform help

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:35 am
by RogerDay
Can anyone help me identify the regiment for my Great Grandfather?

Henry Hughes was born 1863 in Osbaston, Monmouthshire. Married 1887 in York and in 1901 can be found living in Doncaster. His marriage certificate states he was a sodier and so I suspect the photograph was taken arround the time of the marriage. I can't find him in the 1891 census so was he fighting in the Boer War?

With such a common name as Hughes I am struggling to find any military record.

Regards
Roger Day

Re: Uniform help

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:03 pm
by g w aldous
royal artillery I think.

Re: Uniform help

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:44 pm
by RogerDay
Thank you. I have tried looking for Royal Artillery uniforms about this date and can't find a direct match but will use this to look for a Henry Hughes in their records.

Re: Uniform help

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:52 pm
by DavidG
Roger,

The 10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars were based at the York Cavalry Barracks in 1887 the transferred to Ireland in 1890.

You could try to find him in Ireland in 1891.

David