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Manchester Man's Army Uniform?
« on: Wednesday 29 September 21 03:34 BST (UK) »
Can someone help me date this uniform? This man is from Manchester, if you need any other details, I can try to provide :)

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Re: Manchester Man's Army Uniform?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 29 September 21 09:23 BST (UK) »
Royal Artillery, WW1 era, possibly Royal Horse Artillery though the shoulder title isn't clear. Others may be able to identify the medal ribbon.

I've cropped out the hand to make it easier to view:
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Re: Manchester Man's Army Uniform?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 29 September 21 21:05 BST (UK) »
Wonderful! Thankyou so much, by chance is there any method or website I can use to see if there are any war documents relating to him?


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Re: Manchester Man's Army Uniform?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 29 September 21 21:59 BST (UK) »
The ribbon looks very similar to the 1914 / 15 Star  :-\

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Re: Manchester Man's Army Uniform?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 29 September 21 22:08 BST (UK) »
Both Ancestry and Findmypast have Military records for that time, but donít be surprised if you donít find what you are looking for. Between 60% and 70% were lost in a fire in WW2.
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: Manchester Man's Army Uniform?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 29 September 21 23:00 BST (UK) »
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The ribbon looks very similar to the 1914 / 15 Star

That's what I was thinking. But no British War Medal or Victory Medal ribbons. So that would date the photograph to 1919 or thereabouts, after the 1914-15 Star was authorised but before the other two were issued.

If so, it tells us that he served overseas in 1914-15.
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Re: Manchester Man's Army Uniform?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 01 October 21 05:22 BST (UK) »
Thankyou so much for the help everyone! How old do you think the man in the photo is? I was told by my grandmother that he passed away in 1895, so the whole situation is baffling - the man we always thought it was, now is not!  ???

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Re: Manchester Man's Army Uniform?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 01 October 21 09:24 BST (UK) »
It's hard to tell how old he is. 30ish ?
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