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Offline Blubell17

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Can you help identify the soldier’s uniforms ?
« on: Tuesday 12 January 21 18:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi All,
Can anybody help me identify these soldiers uniforms, anything you tell me would be very helpful
Soldier in the single photograph was taken in Birmingham,  and I believe he has the signallers badge on his sleeve
Two soldiers, one I believe was in the west Kent regiment and has the badge on his lapel. I’m not sure about the other soldiers. The picture was taken in High Street Chatham
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Dee
Springett - Kent & Birmingham. Bailey - Eastington & Frocester Gloucester, Gregory - Frocester & Eastington Gloucester, Hall - Lichfield, Staffordshire & Birmingham, Grindley - Shropshire & Birmingham, Pinnegar - Kingstanley & Leonard Stanley, Gloucester, Watkins - Eastington, Gloucester, Wilkins - Leonard Stanley, Gloucester, Lane-Birmingham, Underwood-Birmingham, Selwood-Gloucester, Martin-Staffordshire, Henshaw/Staffordshire/Birmingham, Boyman-Kent, Bicknell-Yorks/Birmingham, Betts-Birmingham

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Re: Can you help identify the soldier’s uniforms ?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 19:16 GMT (UK) »
The one with the collar badges is a Canadian soldier. The other is a private in the British Army, probably Artillery. A good quality scan of the cap badge would be helpful.
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Can you help identify the soldier’s uniforms ?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 23:09 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for that information. I’ve added to the pictures as well as a little bit more information

Springett - Kent & Birmingham. Bailey - Eastington & Frocester Gloucester, Gregory - Frocester & Eastington Gloucester, Hall - Lichfield, Staffordshire & Birmingham, Grindley - Shropshire & Birmingham, Pinnegar - Kingstanley & Leonard Stanley, Gloucester, Watkins - Eastington, Gloucester, Wilkins - Leonard Stanley, Gloucester, Lane-Birmingham, Underwood-Birmingham, Selwood-Gloucester, Martin-Staffordshire, Henshaw/Staffordshire/Birmingham, Boyman-Kent, Bicknell-Yorks/Birmingham, Betts-Birmingham


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Re: Can you help identify the soldier’s uniforms ?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 January 21 07:25 GMT (UK) »
The lad who is seated has a lapel badge it could be a Silver War Badge denoting medical discharge

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Blackburn (Castleford)
Sidwell(Ledsham)
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Researching all Great War soldiers from the Spen Valley of West Yorkshire Especially lads from the Cleckheaton Company of 1/4th West Riding Regiment.