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Uniform Identification Please
« on: Friday 06 June 08 10:46 BST (UK) »
Hi ,
This is a photo of my husbands G Grandfather & Family, The Child on his lap was born in 1914 Which will give some idea of date of photo , There is 1 child who was born 1920 after this photo. So it must of been Taken Beetween these 2 Dates, ??

Would love to know what his uniform is so maybe i can Trace his Military Records !!

                                                           Yvonne.

PS. He Came From Torquay In Devon ( If That Helps )  ???
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Osborne, Lear.

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Re: Uniform Identification Please
« Reply #1 on: Friday 06 June 08 11:57 BST (UK) »
Well what I can say from the pic, is that the soldier is from a mounted unit (puttees are wound down and tied at bottom)

He has a 1915 economy jacket on and has tried to "tidy up" the uniform by adding an extra hook and eye to his collar at the front.

A close up scan of his shoulder title would be VERY useful for id though!!

Possibly 1919-20, and by this date, the home town of a soldier was of little connection to the unit to whom he belonged!! ;D

Have you a name and perhaps we can narrow him down a bit?

But the close up scan of his shoulder would be of the most use!!
One more charge and then be dumb,
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            Find my body near the wall.

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Re: Uniform Identification Please
« Reply #2 on: Friday 06 June 08 12:13 BST (UK) »
Hi Scrimnet,  I do not have the original or i would of scanned it again Sorry  :(

What i can tell you is he is Frederick James Osborne (sometimes Without the E) & He was born 12th January 1878 In Torquay Devon .

                                              Hope this might help
                                                            Yvonne ;)
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Osborne, Lear.


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Re: Uniform Identification Please
« Reply #3 on: Friday 06 June 08 21:07 BST (UK) »
Hello Yvonne,

Working from Scrimnet's observations, one possible is Frederick J Osborne, who appears to have transferred from the Worcestershire Regiment, Private, 40913 to the Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry), Private, 105253, post Spring 1917.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/03l7/

The MIC is also on Ancestry, but there is no more information on it , other than he was awarded the British War and Victory Medals and the roll number for both is CMG/102B6 863

Phil
Sussex: Satcher (Hamsey) and Gatton (East Grinstead)
Leicestershire: Pratt
South Wales: Evans (Neath)
Poland: Gonet, Deren

Forest Row: War Memorial and Camp WW1
Lewisham War Memorials & WW1 Graves

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« Reply #4 on: Friday 06 June 08 21:17 BST (UK) »
He may have been in the mounted section, but usually the MGC wore infantry distinctions...Does it say MGC (Cav) on the MIC??
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            Find my body near the wall.

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« Reply #5 on: Friday 06 June 08 21:58 BST (UK) »
It does :D
Sussex: Satcher (Hamsey) and Gatton (East Grinstead)
Leicestershire: Pratt
South Wales: Evans (Neath)
Poland: Gonet, Deren

Forest Row: War Memorial and Camp WW1
Lewisham War Memorials & WW1 Graves

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Uniform Identification Please
« Reply #6 on: Friday 06 June 08 22:22 BST (UK) »
It does :D

Sorted then!

The shoulder title is short enough to be "MGC"

May we present...Your chap! Ta Daaa!
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        May the victors when they come
            Find my body near the wall.

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Re: Uniform Identification Please
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 07 June 08 09:09 BST (UK) »
Thanks both of you for your help,

                        I have searched for his service/pension records with no sucess so perhaps that is all we will ever know !!
                                               Thanks again Yvonne   ;)
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Osborne, Lear.

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« Reply #8 on: Saturday 07 June 08 11:30 BST (UK) »
Hi Again,

                I have just found out that a family member has some old postcards that FJ Osborne Sent home from Places he Served !!

Would this help Narrow down What regiment he was in & if Indeed The one posted above by Forester Is Indeed Mine ??

If It will help i will post info later when i receive Email from Family.
                                                      Yvonne ;)
Jones ,Mullany,Crick,Nicol,Crosby,Turner,Jolly, Harris,Wilcox, French,Welsh/Walsh,McCauley,Flatman,Booby,Scoles,Brown,Prowse,
Osborne, Lear.