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Offline Teletran

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Can anybody identify the uniform in the photo below?
« on: Monday 20 November 17 22:46 GMT (UK) »
Believed to be around WW1 looking at the age of his children in the photo.  Appreciate there is not much to go on.  Any help identifying the uniform would be appreciated.

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Re: Can anybody identify the uniform in the photo below?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 21 November 17 08:10 GMT (UK) »
Might be really early ww1 and has a button as cap badge looks like he has a Boer War ribbon.

Edit: just seen other post so possibly one of London Regiment cap badges ?

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Researching all Great War soldiers from the Spen Valley of West Yorkshire Especially lads from the Cleckheaton Company of 1/4th West Riding Regiment.

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Re: Can anybody identify the uniform in the photo below?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 21 November 17 08:54 GMT (UK) »
Thanks ady. Yes he was part of the HAC/CIV. He would have been 38 in 1914 so not sure where his war effort would have taken him. Can't seem to find records on Ancestry...

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Re: Can anybody identify the uniform in the photo below?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 23 November 17 12:14 GMT (UK) »
At that age he may have been a member of the local Volunteer training Corps and thus not in the Army proper.  The cap badge may be a button or possibly a VTC badge which are not well recorded.  However the tunic is not one of the 1915 pattern which you would expect if he had re-joined at the start of the war when cap badges were in short supply.

Some Reserve Battalions in the second half of the war also wore the GS button as a cap badge and I suspect that this may be the case due to is age.  If he did not serve overseas then he would not have any medal records.

The uniform looks to be the standard khaki type with Boer War medal ribbons so late war as the VTC had their won design until their incorporation in to Vol Bns in 1917.  The cap badge is certainly not one Territorial Force London Regt ones.

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Re: Can anybody identify the uniform in the photo below?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 23 November 17 21:47 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the reply Alan.  Very Intriguing just a shame I cannot find any papers from his Boer war or WW1 efforts. Appreciate you thoughts though, gives me something else to enquire about. Thanks again.

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Re: Can anybody identify the uniform in the photo below?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 01 June 18 01:52 BST (UK) »
Good evening,

Is the general censes then that Thomas was likely a member of the VTC and the styling of the uniform would indicate late WW1?

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Re: Can anybody identify the uniform in the photo below?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 01 June 18 07:03 BST (UK) »
Not much help, but I assume you have looked at the medal roll? His SA Medal clasps show he was Paardeberg, Johannesburg and Cape Colony.

Suggest you read up on  the CIV to build up a picture of his Boer War Service.

  https://www.angloboerwar.com/unit-information/imperial-units/542-city-imperial-volunteers
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.