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any possible info recieved on uniform would be appreciated
« on: Tuesday 09 March 21 10:17 GMT (UK) »
hi
  looking for possible era,
  true colour,
  collar badge,
  and anything else gleaned from the photo,
  i have no knowledge of who it is
  only that he s on my cousin's ancestor,
  any help would be great,

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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 09 March 21 13:11 GMT (UK) »
The collar badge looks like a Silver Bugle of one of the Light Infantry Regiments.

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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 09 March 21 14:13 GMT (UK) »
thank you Tony
i could nt quite make up my mind
on whether it was a bugle or not,


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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 09 March 21 16:58 GMT (UK) »
Royal Marines Light Infantry too ?
Red tunic

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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.

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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 09 March 21 20:15 GMT (UK) »
thank you lads that helps might now have an  inkling of who
it might be.

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 10 March 21 11:56 GMT (UK) »
Royal Marines Light Infantry did not wear collar badges on their scarlet uniform (rig) and instead wore an embroidered badge (in their case globe and laurels) on the shoulder strap, just like the Guards did (and still do) too.  They did, however, wear a red embroidered bugle on the collar of their blue undress frocks (loose fitting jacket) for a period.

The soldier shown is from an army Light Infantry regiment, as suggested, but the photo’s not clear enough to know which as the shoulder title is indecipherable.  Knowing where he came from might offer a clue, although in those days men tended to join a regiment temporarily garrisoned nearby and these could be any regiment. However, dark facings pre-1881 would suggest the 13th, 51st, 68th, or 85th.  Going by the pattern of tunic I’d date the photo to the very late 1870s.

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« Reply #6 on: Friday 12 March 21 10:03 GMT (UK) »
hi
   thank you for replies and help,
at the moment i m leaning towards it s a
Philip Potkins reason being its a familly photo
and he s the only member i can t find in 1881 census
he lived in Sufolk,
but having no luck finding him in military records,

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« Reply #7 on: Friday 12 March 21 11:21 GMT (UK) »
hi
   thank you for replies and help,
at the moment i m leaning towards it s a
Philip Potkins reason being its a familly photo
and he s the only member i can t find in 1881 census
he lived in Sufolk,
but having no luck finding him in military records,

I’ve just noticed that in your photo he has a good conduct stripe on his left lower cuff, where it had only moved from the opposite cuff after 1881.  Combining that with the design of the collar badge, and the regiment’s with dark coloured ‘facings’ (collar and cuffs) after that year, suggests that it is almost certainly the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry and I suggest that you focus your search there.  The other, numbered regiments that I mentioned had either, adopted white facings, or had a different design of collar badge to that shown in your picture.

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« Reply #8 on: Friday 12 March 21 11:38 GMT (UK) »
thank you
              i had wondered about those stripes,
and thank you again your help is much appreciated.