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Offline WAND

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Re: Trying to identify the uniform WW1
« Reply #9 on: Friday 17 April 20 14:47 BST (UK) »





Thank you all for your efforts.

My grandfather name is James Ernest Jones born 1886. He enlisted 07/02/1917 age 21
He served with King's Royal Rifle Corps, Royal Field Artillery  served 26/04/1917 until 18/11/17 France then 19/11/1917 -09/02/1919  Italy. Transferred to Class Z reserve 11 03 1919 demob 31 03 1920

He re enlisted 01.04.1940 into the Rifle Brigade embodied Territorial Army discharged 15 06 1942

My grandfather passed away many years ago. This photo could be him so l thought l would see if anyone could identify the uniform. l don't have the orginal just a this. l appriecate all the help

So it seems as if it is a uniform from WW2. Grandad did received British War Medal and the Victory Medal from WW1. As of his generation he did not speak of his war. All bar one of his children have passed away. My auntie thinks it is him but she was evacuated for the duration. She was a small child. I have added a picture of him in 1953, to see if anyone thinks they could be the same.
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Re: Trying to identify the uniform WW1
« Reply #10 on: Friday 17 April 20 15:04 BST (UK) »
I think your grandfather is not the soldier.
(noses are different, chins are different, face shapes are different ... I can't see well enough on my monitor to compare ears though.)  :)

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Re: Trying to identify the uniform WW1
« Reply #11 on: Friday 17 April 20 15:06 BST (UK) »
I think that you are most likely right but would a solider be allowed to wear WW1 medals on a WW2 uniform.
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Re: Trying to identify the uniform WW1
« Reply #12 on: Friday 17 April 20 15:41 BST (UK) »
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I think that you are most likely right but would a solider be allowed to wear WW1 medals on a WW2 uniform.

Definitely - as a ribbon strip.
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Re: Trying to identify the uniform WW1
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 18 April 20 11:03 BST (UK) »
It is clear that the query refers to a WW2 uniform and is unlikely to be James Ernest Jones.  Do you have any possible candidates for the man?

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Re: Trying to identify the uniform WW1
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 18 April 20 11:43 BST (UK) »
This might help...I thought the white mark on his left sleeve might be a propeller but I think it is damage.
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Re: Trying to identify the uniform WW1
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 18 April 20 12:13 BST (UK) »
My earlier suggestion that it is the left hand half  of the formation sign of 4th Indian division seems to have fallen on stony ground.  Here again with a pic this time instead of a link. Note the downward slope of the eagle's head to the left - and yes it does look like a damaged propeller.

Carol - can you do anything with the epaulette patch, there are letters on it.

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Re: Trying to identify the uniform WW1
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 18 April 20 12:31 BST (UK) »
My earlier suggestion that it is the left hand half  of the formation sign of 4th Indian division seems to have fallen on stony ground.  Here again with a pic this time instead of a link. Note the downward slope of the eagle's head to the left - and yes it does look like a damaged propeller.

Carol - can you do anything with the epaulette patch, there are letters on it.

MaxD

I think it looks very much like the image of the bird. My one doubt would be that on the sleeve "the thing" comes up as being very pale/white, whereas the bird is red, so I am not sure there would be such a contrast in a black and white photo. :-\

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Re: Trying to identify the uniform WW1
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 18 April 20 12:34 BST (UK) »
Being ex-RAF when I saw the uniform and the forage cap I immediately thought that is what is but the fact that there is something on the epaulette makes me think otherwise.