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Re: Am I asking the impossible?
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 16 November 11 06:23 GMT (UK) »
looks like a royal fusiliers cap badge ?  ;)
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« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 16 November 11 07:02 GMT (UK) »
Yes i aggree Royal Fusiliers

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« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 16 November 11 07:09 GMT (UK) »
Medical Officers usually wore the cap badge of the regiment they were attached to. But retained RAMC collar badges. For example - http://www.mersey-gateway.org/server.php?show=conMediaFile.22808

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« Reply #12 on: Friday 18 November 11 00:03 GMT (UK) »
I've been looking at old photographs of royal fusiliers and the uniform certainly looks the same.

The badge on his jacket, however, looks to me to be the same as the one on his hat.  Would this indicate that he wasn't in the medical corps?  Is it possible that he trained as a doctor after WW1 while he was still in the army?


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« Reply #13 on: Friday 18 November 11 01:04 GMT (UK) »
My grandfather, Peter Donaldson, Private 25th Batallion Royal Fusiliers for comparison.

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« Reply #14 on: Friday 18 November 11 23:05 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Barry,

I now know that the photograph was taken in the Isle of Wight.

Does anyone know whether this location would have been significant to the Royal Fusiliers.  If not I could think of it possibly being a family connection.

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« Reply #15 on: Saturday 19 November 11 02:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi Christine

There was always a battalion of Regulars stationed on the island. The Royal Fusiliers were probably there as part of normal rotation.

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« Reply #16 on: Saturday 19 November 11 08:28 GMT (UK) »
The only battalion of Royal Fusiliers that I can find to have been in the Isle of Wight during WW1 was 4th who were at Parkhurst on 4 Aug 1914 but landed at Havre on 13 Aug. [source: Brig. EA James, British Regiments 1914-1918.]
Of course the subject of the photo need not have been with his unit when visiting the studio.
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« Reply #17 on: Saturday 19 November 11 10:33 GMT (UK) »
Is there any rank insignia on the photo more than likely on his lower sleeve area?

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