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Offline Arvanitakis

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WW1 photo restoration and identifying uniform
« on: Thursday 03 January 19 12:39 GMT (UK) »
Dear all,

I recently received this photo of my great grandfather who was in the South Lancashire Regt - however he is wearing a bandolier and lanyard which other members of the regiment did not wear, and wonder why this is? If anyone is able to restore this or suggest how it might be done, I'd be immensely grateful!!

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Re: WW1 photo restoration and identifying uniform
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 03 January 19 18:16 GMT (UK) »
I have tidied up your photo and I'm sure somebody will be along soon to explain about the uniform.
Pat
added: these men are wearing the correct cap badge for the South Lancashire regiment.
Bownass - Lancashire & Westmorland
Hoggarth - Lancashire & Westmorland
Jackson- Lancaster
Waller - Dent, Yorkshire dales
Omerod - Lancashire
Redburn - Lancashire
Evans - Hereford

RESTORERS please do not use my restores without my permission THANK YOU

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Re: WW1 photo restoration and identifying uniform
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 03 January 19 18:30 GMT (UK) »
Have a look at this link https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/175548-03-bandolier/. it seems to explain who wore bandoliers, and what type ie number of pockets etc.
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Re: WW1 photo restoration and identifying uniform
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 03 January 19 20:31 GMT (UK) »
And to add that the lanyard would (should) have had a pocket knife attached, common to see pics where some men were wearing them others not - no reason.  And to note that some regiments were very late getting their webbing equipment and continued to wear the 1903 bandolier well into the war.

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Re: WW1 photo restoration and identifying uniform
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 03 January 19 23:22 GMT (UK) »
Here's my offering. Hope you enjoy!
I just like to do photo restores.

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Re: WW1 photo restoration and identifying uniform
« Reply #5 on: Friday 04 January 19 04:34 GMT (UK) »
My effort. :)
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