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Uniform ID
« on: Thursday 09 April 09 17:07 BST (UK) »
Hi all

I received this picture of who is believed to be my great Uncle John Bews Hamilton born Greenock 1874, died Massachusetts 1919.
John emigrated to the USA about 1912 and became a naturalised American citizen in 1915.

The uniform cap badge seems to have a Crown on it so unlikely to be an American uniform?

Is it possibly Canadian Army, would an American citizen enlist in the Canadian Army.

Bit of a poser for me, maybe someone can identify uniform

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Tommy
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Re: Uniform ID
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 09 April 09 18:06 BST (UK) »
Definately British or Canadian...any chance of high resolution scan of cap badge.You check Canadian attestation online however theres a number of John Hamiltons to check.British Medal Index cards are also online...He didnt return to UK to join up did he?

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/index-e.html


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Re: Uniform ID
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 April 09 19:42 BST (UK) »
Hi Ady

I tried a much better resolution but it would not upload, too big a file. Any suggestions?

As far as I am aware he only returned to Scotland for a brief visit.

I have contacted his grandaughter in USA to ask if she knows anything and his great neice in NZ, who sent me photo to see if she knows anything, awaiting replies

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Re: Uniform ID
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 09 April 09 19:45 BST (UK) »
Should have added, he is seated front right (with the tash) above the sergeant stripes there appears to be a Fusilier type badge?
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Re: Uniform ID
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 09 April 09 20:01 BST (UK) »
Hello Tommy,

Don't try to send the whole picture. Crop it down to just a section with, say, head and shoulders.

Phil

PS Make that top half, so that you get the stripes in.
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Re: Uniform ID
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 09 April 09 20:02 BST (UK) »
If your scanner cannot do pre-scans, ie were you can select a small area at a high res after doing a pre-scan, you should edit the large file you have using something like Paint. Using the dotted square box - top right in the tool box, draw a square around the badge, Press <Ctrl> C (ie copy).

Then start a new blank page, then <Ctrl> V (ie paste); and you will have just a small area saved as a new file.

If you do that a few times - one per different badge - you can then post them.

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Re: Uniform ID
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 09 April 09 20:23 BST (UK) »
Sorry lads, best I can get.

All cap badges the same

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Re: Uniform ID
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 09 April 09 21:08 BST (UK) »
Looks Royal Engineersish to me??

Royal Canadian Engineers cap badge was pretty similar.

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Re: Uniform ID
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 09 April 09 21:42 BST (UK) »
Problem being Ady that they are NOT wearing Canadian jackets!!

These are British ones circa 1918  :o ;D
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