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Indentification of regiment/unit please
« on: Tuesday 22 January 19 13:37 GMT (UK) »
Can someone identify the regiment of these photos please.  Itís clearly the same group of men, taken ww1 I think, I have no other info other than they have been found in a box  belonging to my late mother.  Thankyou for you help in advance.        Rovert :)
Judd - Croydon Surrey
Venner, Coote - Beckenham, West Wickham, Bromley Kent
Shepston -† Westminster London Middlesex, Bristol
Knight - Deane & Andover Hampshire
Bull - Chimney sweeps, south of England
Bowles - Winterbourne Gunner & PlaitfordWiltshire
Kirby - Kings Somborne Hampshire
Winter - Plaitford & Landford Wiltshire
Arter - Plaitford & Sherfield English Hampshire
Clark - Hayling Island Hampshire
Pink - Hinton Ampner Hampshire & West Witteri

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Re: Indentification of regiment/unit please
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 22 January 19 14:40 GMT (UK) »
Not entirely convinced they are a military outfit, they look more like some sort of youth organisation.  The presence of dog collared figure and the extreme youth of some of them would hint heavily towards that.  Someone clever with photo manipulation may be able to read the wording on the drum?

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Re: Indentification of regiment/unit please
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 22 January 19 14:59 GMT (UK) »
MaxD do you think it could possible something like :  Salvation Army ?.
Judd - Croydon Surrey
Venner, Coote - Beckenham, West Wickham, Bromley Kent
Shepston -† Westminster London Middlesex, Bristol
Knight - Deane & Andover Hampshire
Bull - Chimney sweeps, south of England
Bowles - Winterbourne Gunner & PlaitfordWiltshire
Kirby - Kings Somborne Hampshire
Winter - Plaitford & Landford Wiltshire
Arter - Plaitford & Sherfield English Hampshire
Clark - Hayling Island Hampshire
Pink - Hinton Ampner Hampshire & West Witteri

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Re: Indentification of regiment/unit please
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 22 January 19 15:15 GMT (UK) »
maxD. Thankyou your comment sent me researching.  Boys Brigade. Quote:
ďChristian manliness, semi military discipline and gymnastics, with religious  services and classes. ď.  Itís a possibility
Judd - Croydon Surrey
Venner, Coote - Beckenham, West Wickham, Bromley Kent
Shepston -† Westminster London Middlesex, Bristol
Knight - Deane & Andover Hampshire
Bull - Chimney sweeps, south of England
Bowles - Winterbourne Gunner & PlaitfordWiltshire
Kirby - Kings Somborne Hampshire
Winter - Plaitford & Landford Wiltshire
Arter - Plaitford & Sherfield English Hampshire
Clark - Hayling Island Hampshire
Pink - Hinton Ampner Hampshire & West Witteri

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Re: Indentification of regiment/unit please
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 22 January 19 15:22 GMT (UK) »
Although one normally sees the Boys Brigade with pill box caps, I'm sure I've seen them in uniforms as in the pic and maybe even on this site  Can't find them now though so didn't commit myself!

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Re: Indentification of regiment/unit please
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 22 January 19 15:51 GMT (UK) »
Like this group here, these are officers of the Boys Brigade thought to be Rhyl I found online.
Lloyd, Paddock, Cooper, Morris, Darby, Rigby, Platt, Armstrong. All based in West Midlands

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Re: Indentification of regiment/unit please
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 22 January 19 16:25 GMT (UK) »
A Salvation Army officer wouldn't wear a dog collar, but Boys' Brigade is a good suggestion. Their units were attached to local churches, so a picture with the minister would be quite feasible.
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Indentification of regiment/unit please
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 22 January 19 17:05 GMT (UK) »
Noticeable too in trawling around for photos that badges etc were not totally uniform

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=764599.msg6163622#msg6163622

was the earlier thread I was thinking about.

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Re: Indentification of regiment/unit please
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 22 January 19 18:06 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou all for your comments.  MaxD your input got me started on looking into this more.  These photos were found Among my late motherís possessions.  I am going to try researching locally, hopefully I will be back with more info.  :)
Judd - Croydon Surrey
Venner, Coote - Beckenham, West Wickham, Bromley Kent
Shepston -† Westminster London Middlesex, Bristol
Knight - Deane & Andover Hampshire
Bull - Chimney sweeps, south of England
Bowles - Winterbourne Gunner & PlaitfordWiltshire
Kirby - Kings Somborne Hampshire
Winter - Plaitford & Landford Wiltshire
Arter - Plaitford & Sherfield English Hampshire
Clark - Hayling Island Hampshire
Pink - Hinton Ampner Hampshire & West Witteri