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55th Regiment of Foot.
« on: Tuesday 20 February 18 18:34 GMT (UK) »
I have a very early photograph of my Gt Grandafather who was given as a Private in the above regiment later  to become the 2nd Battalion The Border regiment.   

He has on his sleeve 4 upside down V.s and  above them 2 crossed rifles, can anyone tell me what this means please ?

Thank you  Patricia
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Re: 55th Regiment of Foot.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 20:20 GMT (UK) »
The upside down 'V' s either GC (Good Conduct) stripes or Long Service stripes, the 2 crossed rifles signifies a marksman with the rifle.
BEARD; BAKER; TAYLOR; SMITH: BEER

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Re: 55th Regiment of Foot.
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 20:32 GMT (UK) »
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: 55th Regiment of Foot.
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 22:17 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both very much, that is very helpful

Patricia  :)
this information is Crown Copyright. from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk   London Hall, Thurston Stanley, Phillips, Ayrton, White, Morrish, Smith.    West Ham/Barking Saint,Briggs,   Essex  Barker,   Hampshire  Kill, Kent Spong,   U.S.A Earp, Scotland/Cumbria Templeton, Devon Morrish, Chudley