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I'm specifically wondering how much it is possible to tell simply from his uniform and equipment.

I've done some online research myself, but would like other people's opinions before saying anything else.
Most roots researched back to the early/mid 1800s. Years noted as 'pre' refer to my direct ancestors, although I'm interested in any relatives:
Mitchelstown, Co.Cork: CORBETT (pre1935), SWEENEY  (pre1935), CUSACK? (pre1894), KEYS? (pre1894)
Mallow, Co.Cork: BROWNE (1895-1935)
Caher, Co.Tipp: BROWNE (pre1895), PURTELL(pre1895)
Cashel, Co.Tipp: FANNING (pre1886)
Llanelly, Carms: GRIFFITHS (pre1934), REYNOLDS (pre1901), WILLIAMS (pre1934)
Ton Pentre, Glams: LEWIS (pre1901)

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Re: Can anybody throw any light on this unidentified mounted soldier ?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 08 October 21 05:07 BST (UK) »
The sort of things I'm wondering include:

Is it possible to tell whether it's the Boer War, WWI, post WWI, or one of the other conflicts around that time period?

Is it possible to tell whether he's cavalry, artillery (driver), mounted infantry, or yeomanry ( I believe, possibly incorrectly, that the yeomanry was the mounted arm of the volunteer force, which became the TA)?

Did the different branches of cavalry, e.g. hussars, lancers, etc, have any distinguishable features in their field uniforms and/or equipment ?

As an aside: Is there any way to confirm that a soldier photographed on foot is from one of the mounted branches.

I know that cap badges are a very good way to identify the regiment to which a soldier belongs, but many regiments have similar cap badges. E.g for this chap I've found around half a dozen mounted regiments whose cap badge could match that in the photo, ignoring the many infantry regiments that match because, well... the chap's sitting on a horse.
Most roots researched back to the early/mid 1800s. Years noted as 'pre' refer to my direct ancestors, although I'm interested in any relatives:
Mitchelstown, Co.Cork: CORBETT (pre1935), SWEENEY  (pre1935), CUSACK? (pre1894), KEYS? (pre1894)
Mallow, Co.Cork: BROWNE (1895-1935)
Caher, Co.Tipp: BROWNE (pre1895), PURTELL(pre1895)
Cashel, Co.Tipp: FANNING (pre1886)
Llanelly, Carms: GRIFFITHS (pre1934), REYNOLDS (pre1901), WILLIAMS (pre1934)
Ton Pentre, Glams: LEWIS (pre1901)

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Aucock/Aukett~Kent/Sussex, Bing~Kent, Broadway~Oxfordshire, Danks~Warwickshire, Fenn~Kent/Norfolk, Goatham~Kent, Hunt~Kent, Parker~Middlesex, Sellers~Kent/Yorkshire, Sladden~Kent, Wright~Kent/Essex


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Re: Can anybody throw any light on this unidentified mounted (WWI?) soldier ?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 08 October 21 08:27 BST (UK) »
Not Boer War. It is WW1 era.
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Re: Can anybody throw any light on this unidentified mounted (WWI?) soldier ?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 08 October 21 14:24 BST (UK) »
Thought your man could do with a spruce up
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Re: Can anybody throw any light on this unidentified mounted (WWI?) soldier ?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 08 October 21 15:38 BST (UK) »
Does this match the photo on your other thread which included only the horse's rump?
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Re: Can anybody throw any light on this unidentified mounted (WWI?) soldier ?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 08 October 21 16:37 BST (UK) »
Aucock/Aukett~Kent/Sussex, Bing~Kent, Broadway~Oxfordshire, Danks~Warwickshire, Fenn~Kent/Norfolk, Goatham~Kent, Hunt~Kent, Parker~Middlesex, Sellers~Kent/Yorkshire, Sladden~Kent, Wright~Kent/Essex

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Re: Can anybody throw any light on this unidentified mounted (WWI?) soldier ?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 08 October 21 16:52 BST (UK) »
Does this match the photo on your other thread which included only the horse's rump?

Definitely!
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Banham - Limmer
Wilts, S.Wales - Comley
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Re: Can anybody throw any light on this unidentified mounted (WWI?) soldier ?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 08 October 21 17:01 BST (UK) »
Does this match the photo on your other thread which included only the horse's rump?

It does indeed, but I wanted to see how much could be gleaned purely from the uniform and equipment first.
Most roots researched back to the early/mid 1800s. Years noted as 'pre' refer to my direct ancestors, although I'm interested in any relatives:
Mitchelstown, Co.Cork: CORBETT (pre1935), SWEENEY  (pre1935), CUSACK? (pre1894), KEYS? (pre1894)
Mallow, Co.Cork: BROWNE (1895-1935)
Caher, Co.Tipp: BROWNE (pre1895), PURTELL(pre1895)
Cashel, Co.Tipp: FANNING (pre1886)
Llanelly, Carms: GRIFFITHS (pre1934), REYNOLDS (pre1901), WILLIAMS (pre1934)
Ton Pentre, Glams: LEWIS (pre1901)