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Joseph Audley in possibly a US Naval Uniform
« on: Thursday 17 October 19 22:05 BST (UK) »
Hi Can any body help,

I believe that the attached photograph is of a Joseph Audley, who arrived in the USA in November 1923 and died in Boston in 1930.

Can anybody advise whether he is wearing a US naval uniform of the period and please ignore the mobile phone in the image!!!

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Re: Joseph Audley in possibly a US Naval Uniform
« Reply #1 on: Friday 18 October 19 11:32 BST (UK) »
no phone but no date either

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Re: Joseph Audley in possibly a US Naval Uniform
« Reply #2 on: Friday 18 October 19 18:40 BST (UK) »
japeflakes,
Many thanks for your improved image.

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Re: Joseph Audley in possibly a US Naval Uniform
« Reply #3 on: Friday 18 October 19 22:57 BST (UK) »
I may be wrong but I always associate the white sailors hat with the US Navy, my Father was in the navy during WW2 and his hat was dark.
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Re: Joseph Audley in possibly a US Naval Uniform
« Reply #4 on: Friday 18 October 19 23:21 BST (UK) »
If you Google "US Navy 1925 hat image", or replace the year with WWI or WWII you will get an idea of what the US caps looked like. All look familiar to me, raised in the US, and do not look like the hat in your picture of Joseph Audley.

I associate the style of his hat with some other country, but I just can't place which. If you can rule out the UK,then maybe it was Canada or Australia, I don't know.

Someone on this board will know for sure, the answers to UK military questions that I read here amaze me.

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Re: Joseph Audley in possibly a US Naval Uniform
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 19 October 19 02:42 BST (UK) »
Cap is neither UK nor Australian. IF it is USN, try googling   Cracker Jack Dixie Cup Military Cap
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Re: Joseph Audley in possibly a US Naval Uniform
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 19 October 19 03:42 BST (UK) »
Maybe it is a US hat of some kind. a few like it came back with those searches I suggested earlier, but not exactly.
Here is one that looks similar:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:James_R._Ward;h92309.jpg

but the text with the picture says that the cap always had the wearer's ship's name or station on it, until 1941
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniforms_of_the_United_States_Navy

searching the photo via Google images didn't help.

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Re: Joseph Audley in possibly a US Naval Uniform
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 19 October 19 07:58 BST (UK) »
Looks like US Navy to me. Compare this photo of Humphrey Bogart in uniform in 1918

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3820/9210017001_92d109620c_o.jpg
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Re: Joseph Audley in possibly a US Naval Uniform
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 19 October 19 09:13 BST (UK) »
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COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
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