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uniform identification please
« on: Thursday 01 April 21 16:14 BST (UK) »
Hi, can anyone please identify the uniform and date of this photo, gentleman unknown, photo in family collection on Anglesey. Thank you, regards, Aled

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« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 April 21 16:22 BST (UK) »
Tropical army uniform, nothing to identify the unit,  possibly a Captain.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,† Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: uniform identification please
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 01 April 21 20:50 BST (UK) »
thanks for the info...much apprciated


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Re: uniform identification please
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 April 21 22:06 BST (UK) »
Just a thought, might he not be a military officer but rather a Police Officer or some other Imperial official ? As pointed out already, he has no collar badges or similar military items. And Police officers wore 'pips' as rank badges as they do today. He does have a sword but, again, that might not mean he is a military officer. Good luck in your research.
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Re: uniform identification please
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 01 April 21 22:56 BST (UK) »
Heís dressed as an Army officer in khaki drill uniform of the type worn in Egypt and the Dardanelles (summer months).  The two regiments most closely associated with Anglesey are the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (an infantry unit) and the Royal Engineers, although he could join any regiment and was not bound by those associations.  The absence of collar badges makes the infantry unlikely, but the RE did not always wear them.  His sword is a specific pattern (decreed by the design of the hand guard), but again could be infantry or engineers as their swords were similar.  I agree that heís probably a captain (we can see there are 3-badges affixed to his shoulder straps) although itís not impossible that it is two pips (rank stars) and a shoulder title (worn by officers on KD), in which case heís a lieutenant.  Unfortunately there simply isnít any regimental insignia visible.  The helmet appears to be Wolseley pattern.  The whole uniform is typical for the WW1 period in a hot weather theatre of war.

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« Reply #5 on: Friday 02 April 21 10:42 BST (UK) »
thank you everyone