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Another Uniform Puzzle
« on: Saturday 14 November 20 21:56 GMT (UK) »
To my knowledge I have two relatives who served in WW1. One joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force. In 1916 he was posted to France with 2nd Battalion, Canadian Victoria Rifles and was killed in action in July 1917. The second joined the Royal Ordnance Corps and worked in the ROC workshops in France. At some point he was invalided out, having been injured in a gas attack. I have been given the attached photograph and been told it is one of the above. I'm not sure. Sorry the cap badge is not very clear or is it just a prop for the photo ?
ROBINS Richmond Birmingham Stafford UK Chicago Ill.USA.
TURNER London UK
GREENHALF London UK
McGIVERN Armagh, Castleblaney & Leitrim, Ireland
McHUGH Leitrim Ireland
TIMMIS Richmond Surrey Stafford
WILSON Letterkenny Ireland,Ayr Scotland
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Re: Another Uniform Puzzle
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 14 November 20 22:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi, viddavid, the cap badge looks to be that of The Wiltshire Regiment. If you do a Google image search for 'Wiltshire Regiment WW1 cap badge' you should see similar examples.
(1) Janions of Cheshire, Lancashire, Hawaii, Vancouver and Seattle.
(2) Gregorys of Tarporley, Cheshire.
(3) Pughs of 'The New Pale' near Frodsham and Delamere in Cheshire.
(4) Nevills of Llanelly, Llangennech and Felinfoel.
(5) Yaldens of Ovington/Lovington in Hampshire.

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Re: Another Uniform Puzzle
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 14 November 20 23:13 GMT (UK) »
That you SiGr,
Most of the family are from Winterbourne Gunner and births registered at Salisbury Wiltshire. I will now search for the surname "Robins" in the Wiltshire Regiment. Many thanks.
I just looked there's 46. Late night ahead.
ROBINS Richmond Birmingham Stafford UK Chicago Ill.USA.
TURNER London UK
GREENHALF London UK
McGIVERN Armagh, Castleblaney & Leitrim, Ireland
McHUGH Leitrim Ireland
TIMMIS Richmond Surrey Stafford
WILSON Letterkenny Ireland,Ayr Scotland
DNA R-FGC51610  K1a10a


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Re: Another Uniform Puzzle
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 15 November 20 00:47 GMT (UK) »
Glad to be have been of help.
Hopefully others can add some more detail. For example, his trousers look more like riding breeches to me but that would be inconsistent with him being in the infantry. That said, I know next to nothing about uniforms so could be completely wrong.
Remember also that he might have transferred from the infantry at some stage into a Corps, such as the Royal Army Ordnance Corps you mentioned.
Good luck with your research.
Simon
(1) Janions of Cheshire, Lancashire, Hawaii, Vancouver and Seattle.
(2) Gregorys of Tarporley, Cheshire.
(3) Pughs of 'The New Pale' near Frodsham and Delamere in Cheshire.
(4) Nevills of Llanelly, Llangennech and Felinfoel.
(5) Yaldens of Ovington/Lovington in Hampshire.

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Re: Another Uniform Puzzle
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 15 November 20 12:58 GMT (UK) »
By the way, I suggest you move this to the ĎArmed Forcesí board. You will get a lot more input from there. If unsure how to do that, just post the whole thing there anew.
(1) Janions of Cheshire, Lancashire, Hawaii, Vancouver and Seattle.
(2) Gregorys of Tarporley, Cheshire.
(3) Pughs of 'The New Pale' near Frodsham and Delamere in Cheshire.
(4) Nevills of Llanelly, Llangennech and Felinfoel.
(5) Yaldens of Ovington/Lovington in Hampshire.

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Re: Another Uniform Puzzle
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 15 November 20 15:31 GMT (UK) »
The one who served in the Canadian forces was Ernest Robins. The one who served in the RAOC was - I think - his father Ernest who was born in the 1860's. This photo can't be either of those two. Perhaps it was Frederick - there's a strong likeness: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/mediaui-viewer/tree/120467789/person/192235733275/media/0eb4554c-6e2d-4425-9753-4a2a3d31b324

 Possibly serving at the end of WW1 or shortly after.

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