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Offline EllyC51

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WW1 cap badge identification
« on: Sunday 12 August 18 23:06 BST (UK) »
I wonder if anyone is able to identify the cap badges in the photos? One of the soldiers (top) is Charles Frederick Gill) from Hawstead in Suffolk - we're having trouble finding any military history for him. Many thanks in anticipation.

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Re: WW1 cap badge identification
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 12 August 18 23:53 BST (UK) »
Hi, the top one looks like the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, the bottom one I'm not sure but it does seem to show one of the other Light Infantry Regiments.

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Re: WW1 cap badge identification
« Reply #2 on: Monday 13 August 18 10:48 BST (UK) »
Agree with Frank for the first.  Second looks like the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

Pte C Gill Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry was Christopher so not him.

No other obvious records.  You may know that some 60% of Great War records were lost in WW2 bombing and if he didn't go abroad there would be no medal card.

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