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Uniform ID help please
« on: Thursday 06 January 22 10:23 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to identify the regiment that my Grandfather, Reginald Albert Fisher, was in.  The only photo I have of him in uniform was on the day of his marriage on 5th November 1921 in Holy Trinity Church, St Pancras, which is attached.  His marriage certificate states that his profession at the time was a Tailor. 

There are a large number of different Reginald Fisher's medal record cards, but I don't know which one is him.  He was born on 8th July 1897 in Kingston on Thames, Surrey.  All residence records that I can find show him in Kingston up to and including the 1911 census.  I can't find any WW1 military records for him, so I am at a loss to know which regiment that he was in.  Sorry that the photo is such poor quality, but that is all I have.
Fisher, Rayson, Alcock, Davies.

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Re: Uniform ID help please
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 06 January 22 11:16 GMT (UK) »
I can't ID his unit either.
I do notice a medal ribbon so he must have served overseas WW1.
As his profession is a tailor on his cert. but he's in uniform could
indicate he was TF at this time.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Uniform ID help please
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 06 January 22 12:36 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Jim.  Sorry does TF mean Territorial Force, such as the TA today?
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« Reply #3 on: Thursday 06 January 22 13:03 GMT (UK) »
Correct.
He would have been in a Regt. close to where he was living.
May not be the one he served in in WW1.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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« Reply #4 on: Thursday 06 January 22 16:33 GMT (UK) »
Good afternoon,

The one button you can see is black so a rifle regt. The cap badge is not at all clear but it looks like a cross. I cant make out whether there is a wreath around it.

So, if the wreath is there then the rifle brigade. If no wreath there are several posibilities, London regt 6th, 9th or 16th battalion. Also 21st batt ( first surrey rifles) but that has a scroll under. There may be others but will all be rifle regts.

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« Reply #5 on: Thursday 06 January 22 17:18 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, John915.  That is brilliant information. There were definitely at least a couple of Rifles in amongst the medal cards that I saw.  I'll look more deeply into those ones first.
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« Reply #6 on: Thursday 06 January 22 18:29 GMT (UK) »
Thanks all.  I think I have found him on medal roll as Reginald Fisher, Private in 1st Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps, Reg number 11663. I can't find his enlistment papers though at the moment.
Fisher, Rayson, Alcock, Davies.

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« Reply #7 on: Thursday 06 January 22 22:01 GMT (UK) »
Between  60% and 70% of WW1 records were lost in WW2 so you may not find them. If he was still serving after 1920 his record will still be with the MOD, you can order them at a cost of 30 but there is a long wait for them to catch up with the backlog.
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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« Reply #8 on: Thursday 13 January 22 14:48 GMT (UK) »
Thanks all for the help and suggestions.

It appears that there is no service record for him, but I do have details of an injury that occurred in France in 1916.  It also appears that he was one of 9 men awarded the Russian Silver Medal of Zeal with St Anne Ribbon for service in the Allied intervention in Russia.
Fisher, Rayson, Alcock, Davies.