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Offline FROGSMILE

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Re: Uniform identification and date Please
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 11 March 21 10:54 GMT (UK) »
I agree with Max that the soldier in the photo is in the West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellington’s) and wearing the ribbon of a 1914 Star.  I suspect that photo was taken just after the war when he was released from captivity.  That fits with the type of shoulder title, which was changed from WEST.RIDING to the more simple D.W, just after the war.

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Re: Uniform identification and date Please
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 13 March 21 00:22 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the reply appreciated.

Might be a silly question but when applying for a clasp and rose in 1932 did the soldier himself have to apply or could a next of kin apply on his behalf?
Still trying to narrow down his death etc..

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Murtagh
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Re: Uniform identification and date Please
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 23 March 21 09:59 GMT (UK) »
The shoulder title is too small to be Irish Guards.  The foot guards used larger letters and in combination with an icon of regimental insignia. This was a star of the order of St Patrick.

There does appear to be just two letters of the smaller size shown in the photo, which also rules out RE, RA, etc. who also used the larger size letters.  Two letter combinations in the small size might be RS (Royal Scots), RH (Black Watch), in brass, and RB, SR, in blackened brass.  The latter two are extremely unlikely as they relate to rifle regiments whose members usually (but not in every case) also wore black buttons.