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Queens own oxfordshire hussars
« on: Monday 01 January 18 12:33 GMT (UK) »
My second cousin found this photo in a cutlery canteen belonging to a great aunt.....trying to identify cap badge....any help appreciated two great uncles her brothers were in ox an bucks li....then Gloucestershire a d Worcestershire regts respectively
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Re: Queens own oxfordshire hussars
« Reply #1 on: Monday 01 January 18 22:20 GMT (UK) »
You didn't mention QOOH except in the title of your thread but I'd say that both his cap badge and his collar dogs do appear to be those of that regiment and not of any of the others you mentioned.  If there is a possible name one could see if there any records extant.

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Re: Queens own oxfordshire hussars
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 10:22 GMT (UK) »
Yes sorry about that.....iv more or less had it confirmed QOOH
I looking for a Thomas William O'connor or albert edward occonnor
Iv got them both as oxon and bucks but cant find anything fir QOOH..
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Re: Queens own oxfordshire hussars
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 10:37 GMT (UK) »
This is William he died in 1922 of tb.....i dont think the photo us him when younger....im hoping its younger brother albert.....who was killed in action 25.9.1918.....
Oconnor/Ayres/Bennett....Wardington
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Re: Queens own oxfordshire hussars
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 10:42 GMT (UK) »
From local paper.....William must have been a tough lad.....
Poor bertie nearly got to the end.....
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Re: Queens own oxfordshire hussars
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 16:28 GMT (UK) »
Using the newspaper report:

Albert E O'Connor served overseas first in 2 Ox and Bucks LI and then 3 Worcesters.

The only William O'Connor Gloucester Regiment served overseas in 2nd Leinsters, 7th Leinsters, Labour Corps and finally the 17th Gloucesters.  He was invalided out wounded with a Silver War Badge in November 1918.

No QOOH references for either.  If they served in UK with that regiment then there would be no medal information relating to that service.
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Re: Queens own oxfordshire hussars
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 22:49 GMT (UK) »
Good evening,

With what the newspaper report says and the fact that the photo shows 3 wound stripes. There is a better than even chance that it is William in the photo.

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Re: Queens own oxfordshire hussars
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 09:22 GMT (UK) »
I agree with John.  William's final unit was 17th Battalion Gloucesters, a home defence battalion. Edits - See my later post.   His uniform looks new as if, on return from France, he had been re-equipped with a nice new tunic complete with all his hard won badges.  He is wearing a black covered button in memory of (presumably) brother Albert who had died in September so the photo is Sep-Nov 1918.   

If it is Albert in the original photo (and the features are quite different to the man in the late pic), the lack of QOOH references on his medal records simply means he did not serve overseas with them.

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Re: Queens own oxfordshire hussars
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 14:15 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much for time and input. Greatly appreciated.
My cousin is seeing her 90 yr old father next weekend to see if he recognises who it is in 1st picture
Oconnor/Ayres/Bennett....Wardington
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