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Re: Can anyone identify these uniforms please
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 06 December 08 00:44 GMT (UK) »
OK, here's the hat - I hope!

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Re: Can anyone identify these uniforms please
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 06 December 08 09:05 GMT (UK) »
Lovely scan thanks....

But can we have the other one pse!!???

That's the one we need to ID!  ;D
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« Reply #11 on: Saturday 06 December 08 11:31 GMT (UK) »
Oh dear, the poor old brain cell was so busy thinking about the hat it forgot how to read!  Here goes


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Re: Can anyone identify these uniforms please
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 06 December 08 11:36 GMT (UK) »
I've tries to make that a bit bigger - don't know if it will work ...

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« Reply #13 on: Saturday 06 December 08 13:13 GMT (UK) »
Yaaaay!

Got there in the end.... ;D

Royal Artillery  8)
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« Reply #14 on: Saturday 06 December 08 17:53 GMT (UK) »
So, Royal Artillary, rides a horse.

Can anything be deduced from these two facts together - they didn't all ride horses, did they?

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« Reply #15 on: Saturday 06 December 08 17:54 GMT (UK) »
PS - I should have said thank you before I got cheeky and started asking more questions!

Thank you

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« Reply #16 on: Saturday 06 December 08 20:03 GMT (UK) »
So, Royal Artillary, rides a horse.

Can anything be deduced from these two facts together - they didn't all ride horses, did they?

The British Army in WW1, like the other armies was powered by horses. The guns were pulled by horses (well not the really big ones!) the ammunition and the food was delivered by horses... ;D
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Re: Can anyone identify these uniforms please
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 06 December 08 20:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi
I asked a guy who has researched ww1 in Holmfirth but he couldnt find any Patterson in KOYLI in the enlistment lists or Absent Voters List in Holmfirth. :(

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Blackburn (Castleford)
Sidwell(Ledsham)
Fairburn(Hartshead)
Wood(Liversedge)
Tallon (Whittington Lancs/Hartshead West Yorkshire)

Researching all Great War soldiers from the Spen Valley of West Yorkshire Especially lads from the Cleckheaton Company of 1/4th West Riding Regiment.