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Re: Identification of WW1 soldier from photograph
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 05 January 21 11:43 GMT (UK) »
Thanks so much for all the replies! This might be a silly question but is there a list of names and addresses of those who served in the 8th Battalion South Lancs that I could read through? Or am I expecting too much?

I have added close up of the scans that I have in case they are better?

The first chap seems to have something on his collar too?

Thanks again

Itís a simple Rose of Lancaster collar badge that you can see.  It was made of brass and used as the collar badge of the East Lancashire Regiment, as well as some Yeomanry cavalry units.

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Re: Identification of WW1 soldier from photograph
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 11 March 21 09:33 GMT (UK) »
Thanks so much for all the replies! This might be a silly question but is there a list of names and addresses of those who served in the 8th Battalion South Lancs that I could read through? Or am I expecting too much?

I have added close up of the scans that I have in case they are better?

The first chap seems to have something on his collar too?

Thanks again

The badge on his collar is a brass rose as a symbol of Lancashire.  I have seen it used before as basic insignia and it was favoured by a number of Lancashire units including Yeomanry.  Along with the 8 SL shoulder title it reinforces the ID of South Lancashire Regiment Kitchener volunteer.