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Help to ID WW1 Soldier?
« on: Wednesday 13 April 11 20:10 BST (UK) »
Hello all,

Further to my query of two brothers who were both killed in the first world war...

 http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,525796.0.html

...i'm uploading a photograph of one of the boys - not sure whether this is Neil or Farquhar McKinnon.

Can anyone spot any clues at to what regiment this fellow might be in?

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Re: Help to ID WW1 Soldier?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 13 April 11 20:42 BST (UK) »
hi anabanana
is it pos to scan a close up of the shoulder flash only if you look close it may be there is a reg badge , also can you scan one of the buttons just in case they have something on them although they look as if they are plain .
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Re: Help to ID WW1 Soldier?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 April 11 22:11 BST (UK) »
Is that the full picture? or have you cropped his feet...just that he maybe a mounted soldier the pants look to have a slightly different colouring so maybe jodhpurs?? If the full picture shows his boots then spurs maybe visible...the way the puttees are worn is also distinctive but not an expert on mounted troops.

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Re: Help to ID WW1 Soldier?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 14 April 11 06:48 BST (UK) »
I would agree with Ady, they are Jodhpurs and in an earlier post trevor has  Neil Mackinnon as Royal Horse Artillery/Royal Garrison Artillery, so possibly a driver.
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Re: Help to ID WW1 Soldier?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 14 April 11 07:48 BST (UK) »
Thanks James Ady & Trevor.  I will try to scan the shoulder and buttons this evening, at a higher res.
The picture isnt cropped, thats the full size of it so no chance of seeing the boots  :-\

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Re: Help to ID WW1 Soldier?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 12 November 14 07:33 GMT (UK) »
finally (  :-[  ) managed to scan the photo at a higher res.....
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Re: Help to ID WW1 Soldier?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 12 November 14 07:35 GMT (UK) »
600 dpi of the buttons....
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