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Back again,

Ignore my last, just looked at photo again and it is indeed Madiera Drive. I was going by the OPs statement that it was the coach station. The sign is just for a coach drop off point.

The coach station is now in Pool Valley which used to be the bus depot. The old coach station was off of Marine Parade a couple of turns up from Harry Ramsdens, can't remember the rd name.

The shop is what is now an art gallery.

John915

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Good afternoon,

Definately a sea front but not Brighton. The coach station was up a small side street.

They look more like day trippers or on holiday rather than moving house.

John915

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Good evening,

Just couldn't resist it Ruskie, too good an opportunity to pass up.

John915

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Good afternoon,

Telepathic message from SB, it's WAI 12 before a rebuild in 1908ish. His best friends mothers cousin twice removed  fathers daughter never lived there. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

John915

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World War One / Re: soldier in uniform what regiment please
« on: Wednesday 10 January 18 13:01 GMT (UK)  »
Good afternoon,

GS buttons were not just a wartime economy drive. All regts were made to have them in the late 1800s to standardise uniforms. Collar badges were brought in to compensate for the loss of regt'l buttons. Since ww1 many regt's have been allowed dispensation to revert to regt'l buttons.

Frank is right on with Glamorgan Imperial Yeomanry.

John915

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Armed Forces / Re: Need help in identifying military uniform
« on: Wednesday 10 January 18 00:41 GMT (UK)  »
Good evening,

Taken me a while to find it, most regts returned to their own facing colours at some time. The Devonshires returned to their own dark green in 1905.

That would make the photo after that date and him a regular due to wearing long service stripes.

John915

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Armed Forces / Re: Need help in identifying military uniform
« on: Tuesday 09 January 18 22:53 GMT (UK)  »
Good evening,

Correct tonepad, however militia only got them if mobilised for active service. If he only started military service after 1901 then that doesn't leave him time to get either of them in Boer war.

So he must have been a regular, the uniform appears to be correct but all the photo's I have found don't show the cuffs.

John915

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Armed Forces / Re: Need help in identifying military uniform
« on: Tuesday 09 January 18 19:38 GMT (UK)  »
Good evening,

The marksman badges were fairly common, all would be encouraged to excell at shooting. It's what they were there for.

Not sure about the long service, I think 2 years then 5 years. MaxD will put us right if he sees this.

John915

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Armed Forces / Re: Need help in identifying military uniform
« on: Tuesday 09 January 18 16:33 GMT (UK)  »
Good afternoon,

Looks like the Devonshire regt, possibly one of their militia battalions. He gas 2 long service stripes and marksman qualification badge.

John915

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