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Can someone help with this uniform?
« on: Thursday 31 December 20 15:52 GMT (UK) »
Could anyone help with this uniform? I think it is of someone in my family, obviously WW1, so likely to be a 2 x Great Uncle, I'm sure it's not my Great Grandad. He looks to be posing with perhaps his mother?

Any help greatly appreciated.

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Re: Can someone help with this uniform?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 31 December 20 15:53 GMT (UK) »
I suppose it could possibly be his wife.
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Re: Can someone help with this uniform?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 31 December 20 16:30 GMT (UK) »
His collar dogs are those of the Canadian Expeditionary Force -  date mid 1917 onward when the British style uniform replaced the original 7 button Canadian tunic.  Cap badge uncertain.

If you have a name or two, check out https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/Pages/introduction.aspx for a service record.

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Re: Can someone help with this uniform?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 31 December 20 16:41 GMT (UK) »
That's interesting, I think the surname would be Parsons, but there are 338 to look for. I'll have to go back through my records and see who emigrated.

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Re: Can someone help with this uniform?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 03 January 21 22:25 GMT (UK) »
He also has a formation badge above his chevrons on his arm. I just did a brief look online for Canadian WW1 Divisional and Brigade patches but there was nothing similar. Somebody might be able to identify that in which case it should help narrow your search.
Good luck.
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Re: Can someone help with this uniform?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 03 January 21 22:44 GMT (UK) »
His cap badge is interesting in that it is not based on the conventional maple leaf design. There is clearly a scroll of some sort as well.
I have had a search of the three pages of Canadian WW1 Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) cap badges at:
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/canadian_expeditionary_force/cef_cap_badge_index3.htm
but there is no real similar contender. The closest is the 50th Gordons at 7-50 on page three and I am not convinced it is a match.
That said, at the bottom of each page there is the link:
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/
You might do a lot worse than join that Forum and post the photo to see if people there can help identify his unit from his cap badge. That would certainly narrow things down.
Good luck.
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(5) Yaldens of Ovington/Lovington in Hampshire.

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Re: Can someone help with this uniform?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 03 January 21 22:49 GMT (UK) »
He also has a formation badge above his chevrons on his arm. I just did a brief look online for Canadian WW1 Divisional and Brigade patches but there was nothing similar. Somebody might be able to identify that in which case it should help narrow your search.
Good luck.

Patches: http://www.regimentalrogue.com/misc/17b_1914-19_distinguishing_patches.jpg

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Re: Can someone help with this uniform?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 03 January 21 22:52 GMT (UK) »
Both appear to be wearing wedding rings - it MIGHT be a wedding photo, and a marriage during WW1 might help you with identity.
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Re: Can someone help with this uniform?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 04 January 21 12:11 GMT (UK) »
I did wonder that, the wedding ring is very prominent.

Thank you.

Mark.
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