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Help wanted identiying regiment from uniform
« on: Sunday 08 April 18 16:07 BST (UK) »
I have been sent an old photo of two soldiers in WWI, one of whom could be my ancestor. He is pictured with a pal, although it could be his brother. However I thought he was too young to join up as he was only born in 1902 but the soldiers here both look older than 16.
Can anyone identify the regiment from the cap badges and tell me something about the uniforms they are wearing?

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Re: Help wanted identiying regiment from uniform
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 April 18 16:47 BST (UK) »
Could be Rifle Brigade.

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Re: Help wanted identiying regiment from uniform
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 08 April 18 17:13 BST (UK) »
Did they have Post Office connections?  The badge looks like the 8th Battalion London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) which is very similar to the Rifle Brigade badge but has fewer scrolls around the laurels.

The uniform is standard WW1 uniform with (I think) 1908 pattern webbing with ammunition pouches.

Do you have a name that could be checked in case records survive?

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Re: Help wanted identiying regiment from uniform
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 08 April 18 18:36 BST (UK) »
Possibly the 17th. (Poplar & Stepney).
I can't detect any scrolling & doesn't look like there's a bow as per 19th.
The background although blurred looks overseas, Palestine or Suez maybe.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
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Re: Help wanted identiying regiment from uniform
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 08 April 18 19:14 BST (UK) »
We think it might be Frederick Charles Lay but I'm in doubt as he was born in 1902. He has an older brother George Henry Lay (b1989) but he was in the Lancashire Fusiliers. Still the regiment might help us work out who it might be, so thanks for your help.

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Re: Help wanted identiying regiment from uniform
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 08 April 18 19:49 BST (UK) »
Nothing leaps off the pages I'm afraid.  Born 1902 would be a stretch for war service (although not totally unknown) so no medal records would show if this is a later enlistment

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