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Re: Ma in uniform
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 27 March 08 11:10 GMT (UK) »
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Another thing which troubles me, is the colour of his hackle...From what I can see his is coloured and not the white one would expect of RHA...


I take your point about the hackle. I agree a yeomanry unit is another possibility, but it needs to be one with an RHA style short jacket with ornate braiding/lace (which doesn't look white in the photo) and no boss on the front of the busby.
Also I can't tell if there's any adornment on the busby bag, which would help. And I can't comment on the belt thing (is a barrel sash the right term?).

Netty999, is there any clue on the photo (written on the back, or name of a photographer etc) that would point to a location? A location would maybe suggest possible yeomanry units.
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Re: Ma in uniform
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 27 March 08 14:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I'm sorry but thee is nothing at all written on the back.  The vast majority of my family come from Devon, not sure if this helps. 

What is a hackle?
Cox/ Perryman / Dayment / Hammett / Clapp / Blackler / Devon

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Re: Ma in uniform
« Reply #11 on: Friday 28 March 08 11:13 GMT (UK) »
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What is a hackle?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackle  :)

So perhaps we should be checking the uniforms of the Devon Yeomanry regiment(s)?
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Re: Ma in uniform
« Reply #12 on: Friday 28 March 08 11:59 GMT (UK) »
I had already had a gander on the French "Hussards" site...

Unfortunately most of the pics they have are of officers, and they can be quite different from ORs...

Here's the Devon Yeomanry museum....

http://www.armymuseums.org.uk/museums/0000000093-Royal-Devon-Yeomanry-Museum-Collection.htm

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Re: Ma in uniform
« Reply #13 on: Friday 28 March 08 16:14 GMT (UK) »
Just browsing the "Hussards" site again, was struck by the obvious similarities with this photo:
http://www.hussards-photos.com/UK/UK_Yeomanry_Gloucestershire_CAB1.htm

Jacket, braiding, 5 rows of buttons, barrel sash (or belt) all look a good match.
The hackle? Is it in fact white over dark in the original photo on this thread?
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Re: Ma in uniform
« Reply #14 on: Friday 28 March 08 17:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi neil1821

Yes it does look like a good match and yes the hackle does appear in the original to be light over dark.

What sort of date do you think this is?

Cox/ Perryman / Dayment / Hammett / Clapp / Blackler / Devon

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Re: Ma in uniform
« Reply #15 on: Friday 28 March 08 17:59 GMT (UK) »
Just browsing the "Hussards" site again, was struck by the obvious similarities with this photo:
http://www.hussards-photos.com/UK/UK_Yeomanry_Gloucestershire_CAB1.htm

Jacket, braiding, 5 rows of buttons, barrel sash (or belt) all look a good match.
The hackle? Is it in fact white over dark in the original photo on this thread?

Nice one matey...A good match!

Here is a board for Soldiers of  Gloucestershire...Pop it on there and I think they might enjoy themselves a bit!!!

http://www.sogm.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=6

I'd go for 1880/90 by the type of print and the bit of movement which has blurred it a bit...

But deffo pre WW1 as they were turned into cyclists in 1916
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Re: Ma in uniform
« Reply #16 on: Friday 28 March 08 18:33 GMT (UK) »
One more charge and then be dumb,
            When the forts of Folly fall,
        May the victors when they come
            Find my body near the wall.