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Re: Can anybody identify the uniform from these two photo's below? Same person
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 11 November 17 21:53 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the message John, does the fact the badge is not 'winged' through any doubt on the connection to Artillery coy badge or could it be a simple variation on 'style'? Forgive me, not sure what you mean by Ll buttons?  Kind Regards  Stephen

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Re: Can anybody identify the uniform from these two photo's below? Same person
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 11 November 17 22:10 GMT (UK) »
Looking at the internet photo likely to be taken around 1900? I found a record on Findyourpast which match his name and gave a Service number 700, City of London Imperial Volunteers, Roll - WO100/231 (do I have access to this?) QSA Clasps: P,J,CC - Boer wars, I don't suppose you can make sense of this?  I am trying to find some records/ scans on Ancestry - find my past etc. Thanks again, Stephen

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Re: Can anybody identify the uniform from these two photo's below? Same person
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 11 November 17 22:43 GMT (UK) »
That was a very good spot John.  I have been able to find one photo of CIV men (Google images "City of London Imperial Volunteers Dress) that shows black buttons and the rather distinctive service dress type.  Collar badge does not appear to be worn but that may have been taken off or perhaps only worn by officers.  The slight variation in collar badge (no wings in this case) is not unusual, collar badges do/did sometime include only elements of the main badge.

My feeling is we are getting nearer.  Suggestion - photo 1 in London before deployment to SA, photo two in SA.

Check his name with the HAC may be the way to go and maybe even invite comment on the photo.  In my experience they are very helpful
 https://www.hac.org.uk/home/about-the-hac/history/archives/

Wait till after the Lord Mayor's dinner on Monday though, they'll all be hung over!

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Re: Can anybody identify the uniform from these two photo's below? Same person
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 11 November 17 22:57 GMT (UK) »
Thanks MaxD, I will give it a try.  Kr  Stephen

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Re: Can anybody identify the uniform from these two photo's below? Same person
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 12 November 17 00:27 GMT (UK) »
Good morning,

I looked at that site Max, look at 1900 on the left side. CIV artillery unit was officered and mostly manned by HAC.

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« Reply #14 on: Monday 20 November 17 22:16 GMT (UK) »
Good evening all, this is a continuation from my thread below. This is another picture of Thomas which to me is looking to be 15 odd years newer than those taken around the Boer war, so suspect relating to WW1.  The cap looks a bit more official but that is only my take, any thoughts?

Once again many thanks

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Re: Can anybody identify the uniform from these two photo's below? Same person
« Reply #15 on: Monday 20 November 17 22:21 GMT (UK) »
I'll try again.. the right way up.