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What regiment ?
« on: Tuesday 20 January 15 11:32 GMT (UK) »
This is Henry George Parsons, b 1879 @ Weston Super Mare. He was living in Bristol when he joined up in WW1. The picture is obviously a studio setting and is a copy. I do not have the original. Is it possible to identify the regiment?
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Re: What regiment ?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 20 January 15 15:39 GMT (UK) »
Looks to me like the Army Cyclist Corps.

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Re: What regiment ?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 20 January 15 15:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I have to agree, Army Cyclist Corps.
Can you make out what letters are on the shoulder titles?

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Re: What regiment ?
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Re: What regiment ?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 21 January 15 13:50 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your suggestions. However I remain to be convinced as the badge in Henry's photo has a straight bar at the base whereas the badge in Genechaser's picture has 3 separate bars. Are there any other possibilities?
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Re: What regiment ?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 21 January 15 16:33 GMT (UK) »
Guards Machine Gun Corps is similar.

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Re: What regiment ?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 21 January 15 17:22 GMT (UK) »
Upon enlarging the photo, it does look to be more solid in the center, not convinced with Guards Machine Gun Corps,  :-\ But as Ken rightly say's they are similar in design.

http://www.regimentalbadges.com/upload/images/shopprod/guards-machine-gun-regiment-cap-badge_10358_main_size3.jpg

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Re: What regiment ?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 21 January 15 17:38 GMT (UK) »
I'm pretty sure it's Cyclist Corps. The scrolls to left and right go up at around 45 degrees. The "straight bar" is the middle scroll.
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Re: What regiment ?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 22 January 15 22:55 GMT (UK) »
Good evening,

I think it's possibly the Dorset Yeomanry.

Also similar are the City of London Sharpshooters and City of London Yeomanry.

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