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soldier unnamed photo with three numbers on back, help please
« on: Wednesday 10 January 18 19:10 GMT (UK) »
hello military mystery solvers, I attach a photograph of a ww1 soldier ,on the reverse are three numbers 8920,  98360 and what looks like 40480    can anyone match these numbers to a person/regiment ?  it was in a box with pics of other soldiers and ones of idris davies  rasc in my last post grateful for help john   
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Re: soldier unnamed photo with three numbers on back, help please
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 19:14 GMT (UK) »
Probably stating the obvious, but the presence of spurs on his boots suggest he rode a horse.
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Re: soldier unnamed photo with three numbers on back, help please
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 19:15 GMT (UK) »
A possible match for one of the Service numbers -

William Bull
Service number   98360
Rank   Corporal
Regiment   Royal Field Artillery

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Re: soldier unnamed photo with three numbers on back, help please
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 19:20 GMT (UK) »
Or it could be this one  ???

Alfred Agar
Birth year   1889
Birth town   Rochester
Birth county   Kent
Birth country   England
Service number   8920
Regiment   Royal Horse & Field Artillery

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Re: soldier unnamed photo with three numbers on back, help please
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 19:22 GMT (UK) »
That looks like the Army Service Corps cap badge to be honest.

It may well be Idris from your other post.

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Re: soldier unnamed photo with three numbers on back, help please
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 19:26 GMT (UK) »
hello and thanks for fast response,  I just added the reverse of that photo, in case I got those numbers wrong got myself lost en route hi   the card looks blank   but you can slide it left to right  john
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Re: soldier unnamed photo with three numbers on back, help please
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 19:30 GMT (UK) »
Just to add, the A.S.C also used horses, hence the spurs and Idris being listed as a "Driver".

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Re: soldier unnamed photo with three numbers on back, help please
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 20:03 GMT (UK) »
88 men with service number 8920 in the medal cards, 6 with 98360, 24 with 40480 but none (that I can see) with combinations so I suggest not service numbers?

Agree with Frank, looks like ASC and bandolier and spurs suggestive of Horse Transport (which Idris Davies was).  (332 Company quoted in the other thread was part of the 38 Divisional Train, four ASC horse companies)

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Re: soldier unnamed photo with three numbers on back, help please
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 21:00 GMT (UK) »
I read the bottom number as 3920, not 8920.
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