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Re: What regiment ?
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 22 January 15 23:56 GMT (UK) »
Possibly the photograph was taken at the same time he became a Corporal. The stripes look new!

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Re: What regiment ?
« Reply #10 on: Monday 26 January 15 15:44 GMT (UK) »
Its not the modern Dorset Yeo badge as it was designed 80 years too late for WW1 and is a red herring.

It's the cyclists.

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Re: What regiment ?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 10 January 21 11:21 GMT (UK) »
Revisiting this and now having access to the Ancestry Library service I have found a pension record where the service number, 36614 matches the one on his grave in NZ. Date & place of residence also match. It shows he was in the East Yorkshire regiment. Further search found he was admitted to the 51st field hospital on 31/3/1918. His number is incorrectly recorded as 36414. I do not have access to the full pension record. Is it worth subscribing to get it? Any comments gratefully appreciated.
Campbell Roscommon
Miles Wiltshire
Hitchings Wiltshire
Hole Somerset
Shaughnessy Roscommon


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Re: What regiment ?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 10 January 21 11:35 GMT (UK) »
He may have transferred from/into the East Yorks but that is not the East Yorkshire Cap badge.

The shoulder title is quite short with a slight curve - Cyclists possibly - where as the East Yorkshire had a larger curved EYORKSHIRE with a more pronounced curved shape.

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Re: What regiment ?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 10 January 21 12:12 GMT (UK) »
Per the medal rolls (which do not show prior service in the Army Cyclist Corps for 36614 Henry G Parsons), soldiers numbered 36607 to 36613 had all served in the Army Cyclist Corps.
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