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WW1 Uniform Help Needed
« on: Saturday 16 September 17 20:00 BST (UK) »
Can anyone please help to identify which uniform this is? The youngster in the picture was born in 1913 which would possibly date the photo to around 1915. We know that the family lived near Kirkcaldy at the time but don't know anything about his military career.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: WW1 Uniform Help Needed
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 16 September 17 20:27 BST (UK) »
Good evening,

He is private (gunner) in the royal artillery. If you give us his name, date of birth and where he is from the experts will be along to tell you more.

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Re: WW1 Uniform Help Needed
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 16 September 17 20:58 BST (UK) »
Thanks John915,
The details I have are:
His name is William Jones, born abt 1888 in Blaenavon, Monmouthshire. From 1911 he lived in Kelty, Fife. He married Martha T Izatt in Kelty, 1913.

If anyone has more info about his military career, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: WW1 Uniform Help Needed
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 16 September 17 21:20 BST (UK) »
Hi, is it light reflected on the photograph, or is he wearing spurs?

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Re: WW1 Uniform Help Needed
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 16 September 17 21:23 BST (UK) »
Hi Frank,
I don't have the original photo, only a scanned copy. It certainly looks like something is attached to his boots.

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Re: WW1 Uniform Help Needed
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 16 September 17 21:31 BST (UK) »
Good evening,

Yes he is wearing spurs and jodphurs so is a rider (driver). Unfortunately that doesn't help us at the moment. All branches of the RA used horses to haul guns and ammunition.

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Re: WW1 Uniform Help Needed
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 16 September 17 21:39 BST (UK) »
There is a :-
    
William Jones
Age 26
Birth year    1888
Birth town    Blaenavon
Birth county    Monmouthshire
Birth country    Wales
Service number    291
Regiment    Royal Horse & Field Artillery
Year    1914


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Re: WW1 Uniform Help Needed
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 16 September 17 21:45 BST (UK) »
Back again,

Good one Frank, looks like the right man.

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Re: WW1 Uniform Help Needed
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 16 September 17 21:49 BST (UK) »
Thanks Frank, This looks to be him.
I've searched on Ancestry and ForcesWarRecords but can't find anything for him. What's the best source to use to find details of his military service?