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soldier in uniform what regiment please
« on: Tuesday 09 January 18 23:43 GMT (UK) »
please can someone tell me   which regiment this soldier is wearing  ?   its one of 3 pics  one says idris davies abertaff villas abercynon   ,the other written to    pte i davies  037063  332nd coy 38th div asc etc , i found army service records for idris,  rasc  driver and batman , from abercynon   a brother to my wifes grandfather , if someone can confirm uniform  we will be very grateful,   it came in a box of old pics many possibly family   but most with nil on back  pity    yours john
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Re: soldier in uniform what regiment please
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 23:49 GMT (UK) »
Cap badge is nice and clear.

Wel(s)ch Regiment:

http://www.northeastmedals.co.uk/british_regiment/welsh_welch_regiment.htm

Word on shoulder badge appears to start with a G or C followed by a U or O ....  :-\

Added: It wouldn't be Glamorgan would it?  :-\ It should show a T on top of a Y in the middle of the curve of the letters - In the photo I can see a Y but no cross bar for a T. It looks more like an I atop a  Y ....  :-\

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Re: soldier in uniform what regiment please sorted thanks to every one of you
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 01:09 GMT (UK) »
Cap badge is nice and clear.

Wel(s)ch Regiment:

http://www.northeastmedals.co.uk/british_regiment/welsh_welch_regiment.htm

Word on shoulder badge appears to start with a G or C followed by a U or O ....  :-\

Added: It wouldn't be Glamorgan would it?  :-\ It should show a T on top of a Y in the middle of the curve of the letters - In the photo I can see a Y but no cross bar for a T. It looks more like an I atop a  Y ....  :-\
   dear ruskie  looking at medal rolls for idris davies it says regiment number w/t4/037063  also his service records survived ,i have those , but sometimes you need experience to glewan extra information from them   john not sure if the w/t4 first bit will help
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Re: soldier in uniform what regiment please
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 01:23 GMT (UK) »
Are you trying to match up the photographs with army records, so you can work out who is who?

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Re: soldier in uniform what regiment please
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 07:03 GMT (UK) »
Are you trying to match up the photographs with army records, so you can work out who is who?
   hi Ruskie, thanks for helping  yes i am trying to link the photo to idris  davies , i know his army info including home address etc and his regiment and rank etc just wanting someone to confirm the person in my pic is wearing the uniform of someone in r a s c , and as mentioned he was a batman  and driver    hope this helps   john
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Re: soldier in uniform what regiment please
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 08:43 GMT (UK) »
The W/T4/037063 denotes
W - enlistment (in late 1914) into what began as the Welsh Army Corps, later the 38th Welsh Division
T4 - Army Service Corps Horse Transport

so employment as a [horse] driver cross checks and could well have been employed as a batman also.

The medal records for the W/T4 Idris Davies have no mention of service with the Welsh Regiment.  I haven't been able to find his attestation paper which would show that.

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Re: soldier in uniform what regiment please
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 09:01 GMT (UK) »
Potential spanner in the works.

I can't get a very good look at the buttons, but they look rather like a lion & unicorn type.  They don't look like ASC or Welch Regiment.
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Re: soldier in uniform what regiment please
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 10:37 GMT (UK) »
How about this?
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.

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Re: soldier in uniform what regiment please
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 11:06 GMT (UK) »
Is it the Glamorgan Imperial Yeomanry?

That may well be a "I" and a "Y" over the word "Glamorgan" on the shoulder title.

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