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Photo of an unidentified Soldier
« on: Friday 01 October 21 14:35 BST (UK) »
My wife was recently given a box of old photographs, very few of which were identifiable.

Amongst them was this soldier.

Can anyone put a rough date on it and identify the unit ?

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Re: Photo of an unidentified Soldier
« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 October 21 14:55 BST (UK) »
Others may disagree but the cap badge looks like the 3rd Kings Own Hussars, probably mid WW1.
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: Photo of an unidentified Soldier
« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 October 21 15:03 BST (UK) »
I agree with Jebber:3rd Kings Own Hussars.  He's clearly a mounted soldier so it's unlikely to be West Yorkshire Regiment which had a very similar badge.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3rd_The_King%27s_Own_Hussars
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Re: Photo of an unidentified Soldier
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 02 October 21 09:51 BST (UK) »
Thanks guys.

This really has thrown a curve ball.

As far as is known, there's no link in my wife's family to the 3rd Hussars or any other Cavalry Regiment. She did have an Ancestor who served in the Imperial Yeomanry during the Second Boer War, but it sounds like that was too early for this photo.

So we're a bit lost with identifying this young man!

But thanks again for your help

Andy

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Re: Photo of an unidentified Soldier
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 05 October 21 19:12 BST (UK) »
I definitely agree with Jebber regarding Regiment and time period and can confirm that this is not a Boer War uniform, so it isn't that man.

It's so frustrating not to have a name isn't it.
Smith - Sileby + Coleorton, Leicestershire.
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Heath - Coleorton, Thringstone + Coalville, Leicestershire.

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Re: Photo of an unidentified Soldier
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 05 October 21 19:57 BST (UK) »
1903 pattern bandolier, 1908/1921 pattern uniforn by pockets and coller,  hob nailed deck boots this guty with jollopers was a carriage horse rider with whip for gun carriages plus the 18 pounder, wearing gun carriage white lanyard on left shoulder.

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Re: Photo of an unidentified Soldier
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 05 October 21 21:22 BST (UK) »
It is indeed. ;-)

Thanks again, guys.

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Re: Photo of an unidentified Soldier
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 06 October 21 08:40 BST (UK) »
1903 pattern bandolier, 1908/1921 pattern uniforn by pockets and coller,  hob nailed deck boots this guty with jollopers was a carriage horse rider with whip for gun carriages plus the 18 pounder, wearing gun carriage white lanyard on left shoulder.


Thank you for adding this information. I had not come across the details you have knowledge of so I have learnt something new. This forum is a great way of sharing knowledge and those details are an excellent example.
Smith - Sileby + Coleorton, Leicestershire.
Chamberlain - Sileby, Leicestershire.
Heath - Coleorton, Thringstone + Coalville, Leicestershire.

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Re: Photo of an unidentified Soldier
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 06 October 21 09:04 BST (UK) »
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this guty with jollopers was a carriage horse rider with whip for gun carriages plus the 18 pounder, wearing gun carriage white lanyard on left shoulder.

So you don't think the badge is 3rd Kings Own Hussars?
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