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Is it possible to identify this uniform please?
« on: Sunday 26 November 17 18:31 GMT (UK) »
The attached pic is of someone I believe to be David Thomas, who married Minnie Lewis in about 1912. The pic is only marked as 'Minnie and first husband', so she obviously remarried at some time. The photo is very small and a bit watermarked, and I couldn't enlarge it much without losing some of the features, so I don't expect it to be possible to identify much about the uniform.

All I know is that she is my mother's great aunt, she lived in Carmarthen in South Wales so he probably did too. It may therefore be a Welsh regiment.


Ooops... that's a bit bigger than I expected !

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Re: Is it possible to identify this uniform please?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 26 November 17 19:09 GMT (UK) »
The cap badge has the general shape of the Royal Artillery badge.
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Re: Is it possible to identify this uniform please?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 26 November 17 20:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I agree with ainslie regarding the general shape being like the Royal Artillery.

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Re: Is it possible to identify this uniform please?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 26 November 17 20:15 GMT (UK) »
No question - Royal Artillery but not possible here to identify the branch and rather a lot of David Thomas's in the RA!

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Re: Is it possible to identify this uniform please?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 26 November 17 20:27 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much ainslie, Frank and MaxD! I didn't hope for much, but at least to narrow it down to Royal Artillery helps! As you say there are an awful lot of David Thomas' around :) As she married a second time I think he may well have died in the war, but at the moment other than their marriage date in August 1912 I don't know much about her or him as yet.

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Re: Is it possible to identify this uniform please?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 26 November 17 20:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi, was Minnie, short for Elizabeth?

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Re: Is it possible to identify this uniform please?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 26 November 17 20:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi Frank

Not that I know of, I don't have a birth certificate yet and so far I have only seen her listed as Minnie. I've just been given some photographs and a couple of documents and I am just trying to work out who they all are. The census entry I found for her when she was younger listed her as Minnie.

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Re: Is it possible to identify this uniform please?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 26 November 17 21:32 GMT (UK) »
Hi, OK no worries  :)

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Re: Is it possible to identify this uniform please?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 26 November 17 21:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi, back again, is the name correct for the lad in the photograph, there is a Minnie Lewis who married in Carmarthen in 1912 but the Grooms name was Thomas H Davies.

There could be another Minnie Lewis but not found one yet.

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