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Re: 1870 approx date please Grandad Howes
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 10 August 17 08:50 BST (UK) »
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Re: 1870 approx date please Grandad Howes
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 12 August 17 12:28 BST (UK) »
Found the full size if it's helpful xx
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Re: 1870 approx date please Grandad Howes
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 12 August 17 14:25 BST (UK) »
Could it be a camera that the young lad is holding? He appears to have a leather strap over his shoulder on the same side as the "camera"?

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Re: 1870 approx date please Grandad Howes
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 12 August 17 16:39 BST (UK) »
Hi lrashford,

I think your man could be wearing a silver war badge - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_War_Badge

Judy
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Re: 1870 approx date please Grandad Howes
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 12 August 17 16:47 BST (UK) »
Could it be a camera that the young lad is holding? He appears to have a leather strap over his shoulder on the same side as the "camera"?

Giggsy

Great spot, Giggsy. Will have to investigate further :)
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Re: 1870 approx date please Grandad Howes
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 12 August 17 16:49 BST (UK) »
Hi lrashford,

I think your man could be wearing a silver war badge - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_War_Badge

Judy

Hi Judy - thank you, hadn't thought of this one. Will see if any of the family recognise this medal :)
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Re: 1870 approx date please Grandad Howes
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 12 August 17 16:52 BST (UK) »
It looks very much like one, and it would fit in with the date  :)
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Re: 1870 approx date please Grandad Howes
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 20 August 17 12:09 BST (UK) »
Hey everyone! Thank you so much for all your help!
I facebooked the Amgueddfa Cymru and although they weren't able to help me they did suggest a lovely woman called Ceri Thompson. She suggested it could be the South Wales Borderers badge (the one with the sphinx in the centre). Not only are they similar it also ties in with the timeline.
Thank you for all your help, always exiciting when one gets a breakthrough on their ancestry.
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Re: 1870 approx date please Grandad Howes
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 20 August 17 12:27 BST (UK) »
Oh, well done!  :D
Best wishes, Judy :-))


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