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Are you able to identify this uniform & date it please?
« on: Friday 20 October 17 14:53 BST (UK) »
Are you able to identify the uniform. No writing on the back but was taken at T. Johnstone, 71 Brandon Street, Motherwell

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Re: Are you able to identify this uniform & date it please?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 20 October 17 18:05 BST (UK) »
C. WW1 army uniform. He's a signaller. Could be New Zealand RE but not 100%.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Are you able to identify this uniform & date it please?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 20 October 17 19:54 BST (UK) »
The cap badge and collar insignia look like the 1st (Canterbury) Company of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment.

https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war/infantry-units/canterbury-infantry-regiment

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Re: Are you able to identify this uniform & date it please?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 20 October 17 20:02 BST (UK) »
Cap badge & collar dogs are identical aren't they.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Are you able to identify this uniform & date it please?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 22 October 17 16:45 BST (UK) »
The cap badge and collar insignia look like the 1st (Canterbury) Company of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment.

https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war/infantry-units/canterbury-infantry-regiment
I'm not aware of any family from Scotland having gone to NZ.  Was it normal to go out there to sign up. Would they have come to Scotland during the war & that's how the photograph got taken?

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Re: Are you able to identify this uniform & date it please?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 22 October 17 17:27 BST (UK) »
ANZAC's were in the UK waiting to go overseas. They would have received additional combat training while in the UK to prepare them for trench warfare.
It may be he was billeted with the family.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Are you able to identify this uniform & date it please?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 02 November 17 08:00 GMT (UK) »
The NZ Army hats are called 'lemon squeezers', for obvious reasons!

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Re: Are you able to identify this uniform & date it please?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 02 November 17 09:34 GMT (UK) »
The NZ Army hats are called 'lemon squeezers', for obvious reasons!
That made me smile.  Well done, thank you.