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Re: Need help in identifying military uniform
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 22:25 GMT (UK) »
I could well be wrong but I think the two chevrons are for 5 years good conduct?  :-\

1 = 2 years
2 = 5 years
3 = 8 years I think.

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Re: Need help in identifying military uniform
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 22:38 GMT (UK) »
Good-conduct stripes are for 2, 6, 12 or 18 years service without being subject to formal discipline.
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Re: Need help in identifying military uniform
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 22:48 GMT (UK) »
Good-conduct stripes are for 2, 6, 12 or 18 years service without being subject to formal discipline.



I stand corrected  ;)

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Re: Need help in identifying military uniform
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 22:53 GMT (UK) »
Good evening,

Correct tonepad, however militia only got them if mobilised for active service. If he only started military service after 1901 then that doesn't leave him time to get either of them in Boer war.

So he must have been a regular, the uniform appears to be correct but all the photo's I have found don't show the cuffs.

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Re: Need help in identifying military uniform
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 23:24 GMT (UK) »
Photos I have seen of the Devonshires in the 2nd Boer War era have white collars. Other regiments have dark collars as originally posted.

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Re: Need help in identifying military uniform
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 23:43 GMT (UK) »
James Shave was born April 16, 1884 in London, England.

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Re: Need help in identifying military uniform
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 00:41 GMT (UK) »
Good evening,

Taken me a while to find it, most regts returned to their own facing colours at some time. The Devonshires returned to their own dark green in 1905.

That would make the photo after that date and him a regular due to wearing long service stripes.

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