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Offline tilly56

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Help in identifying Mary's badge
« on: Saturday 21 April 12 10:36 BST (UK) »
Good morning,

I would be very grateful for help in identifying the badge worn on the attached photo by my Great-Aunt Mary.  From the address that she has written on the back, the photo was taken some time between 1914 and 1919, so I suppose that it has some connection with the war...

With many thanks

Tilly

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Re: Help in identifying Mary's badge
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 21 April 12 10:51 BST (UK) »
Well, it's a 'sweetheart brooch':  costume jewellery worn to show support of someone (usually a husband/fiance/boyfriend) serving in the Forces and showing the appropriate regimental crest, so I'd say your dating is spot-on.

I'm certain this is an Army regiment: no doubt someone will identify the regiment for you any moment now...

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Re: Help in identifying Mary's badge
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 21 April 12 11:11 BST (UK) »
Hello Cati,

That is interesting!  She married in 1919, so I suppose the soldier in question was her boyfriend..... I don't know what regiment he served in, so hopefully, as you say, someone will identify it for me.

thank you very much for the information.
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Tilly
Lancaster- L. Buzzard  Johnson - Northampts
Lancaster, Perryer-Fulham
Clifford - London, ssx, S Africa, Berks, Wilts  
Divall-Ssx  Randall-Ssx, Surrey 
Rossi-Sienna Notts Leics London   
Brimfield    Seton 
Rix - Norfolk   Burke - Co Clare
Duliscouet, Le Stanguennec, Le Clanche-Brittany


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Re: Help in identifying Mary's badge
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 21 April 12 11:34 BST (UK) »
Hi,

initial thoughts - Yeomanry, possibly 'sharpshooters' (County of London)....will have a root around..

David


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Re: Help in identifying Mary's badge
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 22 April 12 10:00 BST (UK) »
Hi David

Thank you very much for your help....  The sweetheart in question would have been Henry (Harry) Sharp and he was a Londoner.  I have had a look on Ancestry for his war records, but there are lots of Harry/Henry Sharps ......

I am going to contact Mary's granddaughter to see if she has any information, but I don't think she knows a lot about her Grandfather.

Tilly
Lancaster- L. Buzzard  Johnson - Northampts
Lancaster, Perryer-Fulham
Clifford - London, ssx, S Africa, Berks, Wilts  
Divall-Ssx  Randall-Ssx, Surrey 
Rossi-Sienna Notts Leics London   
Brimfield    Seton 
Rix - Norfolk   Burke - Co Clare
Duliscouet, Le Stanguennec, Le Clanche-Brittany


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Re: Help in identifying Mary's badge
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 22 April 12 15:53 BST (UK) »
Tend to agree with David, though the centre has me puzzled, could it be a figure 4? If it is it would be 4th Conty of London Yeomanry.
Henry then would be a "Sharpshooter"  tee hee..... get it?

James

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Re: Help in identifying Mary's badge
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 22 April 12 16:32 BST (UK) »
Tilly,

glad to be of help..fairly certain it's Yeomanry..any chance of a close up? May be 4th County of London...but still a bit unsure..

regards

David

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Re: Help in identifying Mary's badge
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 22 April 12 16:43 BST (UK) »
Hello David and James

ho ho ho ;D  I was hoping he was going to be a Sharp - Shooter!!

I've tried to make out what is in the centre of the badge, but I can't make it out at all......

Thank you very much for your help

Tilly

Lancaster- L. Buzzard  Johnson - Northampts
Lancaster, Perryer-Fulham
Clifford - London, ssx, S Africa, Berks, Wilts  
Divall-Ssx  Randall-Ssx, Surrey 
Rossi-Sienna Notts Leics London   
Brimfield    Seton 
Rix - Norfolk   Burke - Co Clare
Duliscouet, Le Stanguennec, Le Clanche-Brittany


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Re: Help in identifying Mary's badge
« Reply #8 on: Monday 23 April 12 15:08 BST (UK) »
Here's an example of a 4th County of London Sharpshooters sweetheart badge:  there do seem to be  similarities...

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