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Offline DB10

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Anybody able to identify this uniform?
« on: Thursday 16 September 21 15:12 BST (UK) »
Hi - need an expert eye to try to identify this uniform from the late 1800's early 1900's please.
Sorry about the quality but it's all I have.
Could it be artillery?
I'm trying to establish if this is a photo of William Manktelow who signed a short service attestation with the Royal Sussex Regiment in 1884 but also served with East Kent Regt and Middlesex Regt.
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Re: Anybody able to identify this uniform?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 September 21 17:05 BST (UK) »
He looks like a Rifleman:

http://www.victorianstrollers.co.uk/stevesuniforms/riflecorps.html

Two well known Rifle Regiments:
The King’s Royal Rifle Corps (1755-1966)
The Rifle Brigade (1800-1966)


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Re: Anybody able to identify this uniform?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 17 September 21 10:54 BST (UK) »
He looks like a Rifleman:

Two well known Rifle Regiments:
The King’s Royal Rifle Corps (1755-1966)
The Rifle Brigade (1800-1966)

Tony

Thanks Tony will try to investigate that avenue of enquiry.

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Re: Anybody able to identify this uniform?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 17 September 21 15:08 BST (UK) »
I'm thinking he is probably a part time rifle volunteer.

He seems quite small and the rifle he is holding is very long, probably a Snider Enfield (over 54" long). These rifles had been phased out in the regular army in the 1870's but were still used by militia units into the late 1880's.

UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Anybody able to identify this uniform?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 19 September 21 12:41 BST (UK) »
Thanks ShaunJ - that probably rules out my theory  :-\
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