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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-11-17, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By dognose
Second Boer War Images

Not much in the way of insignia, but some interesting images here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-42010769

Trev.
Forum: Other Militaria 25-10-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By dognose
Wow... That brings back some memories. I had,...

Wow... That brings back some memories. I had, from memory, the identical piece some fifty years ago, but unfortunately with mine the tip of the scabbard was damaged, meaning that sword never went...
Forum: Military Buttons 17-10-17, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By dognose
Hi Rob, Just thoughts, but I would imagine...

Hi Rob,

Just thoughts, but I would imagine 'King George' did not become 'King George I' until after King George II came to the throne, just as, I presume, WWI did not get that title until after...
Forum: Military Buttons 17-10-17, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By dognose
My pleasure. Indeed the original source may...

My pleasure.

Indeed the original source may well have been Jennens.

Trev.
Forum: Military Buttons 17-10-17, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By dognose
An advertisement for Harman & Co. from 1903: ...

An advertisement for Harman & Co. from 1903:

http://www.925-1000.com/td/f/India/Harman-1903.jpg

Trev.
Forum: Military Buttons 17-10-17, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By dognose
Hi Roger, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only...

Hi Roger,

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who has them!

Trev.
Forum: Military Buttons 17-10-17, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By dognose
Hi, I think the backmark is that of Harman &...

Hi,

I think the backmark is that of Harman & Co. of Calcutta?

Trev.
Forum: General Topics. 02-10-17, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By dognose
Hi Alex, See:...

Hi Alex,

See: https://theassayoffice.co.uk/heritage-hub/date-letters

Trev.
Forum: General Topics. 17-09-17, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By dognose
A 1921 advertisement from Henry Tatton: ...

A 1921 advertisement from Henry Tatton:

http://www.925-1000.com/td/f/Scotland/Tatton-1921.jpg

Trev.
Forum: Military Buttons 11-09-17, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By dognose
Hi, There is evidence that Hinks Wells were...

Hi,

There is evidence that Hinks Wells were in the button-making business by at least the early 1860's.

Below is a rather sad account of the working conditions of children at the Hinks Wells...
Forum: Military Buttons 04-09-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By dognose
Hi Alex, Yes, I see it now that you have...

Hi Alex,

Yes, I see it now that you have pointed it out. It must be a 'C'.

Trev.
Forum: General Topics. 04-09-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By dognose
Hi Roy, Thanks for confirming Rob's...

Hi Roy,

Thanks for confirming Rob's thoughts. Navy it is.

Thanks again.

Trev.
Forum: General Topics. 04-09-17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By dognose
Hi Rob, Many thanks for your thoughts. Navy...

Hi Rob,

Many thanks for your thoughts. Navy is what spung to mind with me, but I had thought it more likely to be marked 'RN', but I was not aware that Naval small arms were marked in that way.
...
Forum: General Topics. 04-09-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By dognose
'N' and Broad Arrow Mark

Hi,

Over the years I've come across the mark of an 'N' with a broad arrow on cutlery and flatware:

http://www.925-1000.com/td/f/Military/N-Arrow-1a.jpg
...
Forum: Military Buttons 04-09-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By dognose
Just playing devil's advocate, but could the 'C',...

Just playing devil's advocate, but could the 'C', when viewed at a different orientation, just be part of the decoration?

http://www.925-1000.com/td/f/Military/Button-1a.jpg

Trev.
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-08-17, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By dognose
Hi Don, My pleasure. Glad to hear this is...

Hi Don,

My pleasure. Glad to hear this is of interest.

Trev.
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-08-17, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By dognose
Dominion Orthopaedic Hospital - Toronto

Hi,

Link to an interesting document with many images, detailing the 3,000 soldiers who passed through the Dominion Orthopaedic Hospital, Toronto during 1919-1920:
...
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 16-08-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By dognose
101st Overseas Battalion W.L.I. - C.E.F.

An interesting souvenir programme from the 101st Overseas Battalion, Winnipeg Light Infantry published in 1916 can be found online at:
...
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 08-08-17, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By dognose
Canadian Grenadier Guards Overseas Battalion

Hi,

I apologise if the below details have already been posted on the forum, or if indeed the publication is of common knowledge, but I came across this interesting booklet that was published in...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 08-08-17, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By dognose
Hi, The Registry Design Number 655759 would...

Hi,

The Registry Design Number 655759 would pitch it at 1916. This of course would be the earliest possible date of manufacture.

Trev.
Forum: General Topics. 07-08-17, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By dognose
An advertisement by Hobson & Sons from 1888 that...

An advertisement by Hobson & Sons from 1888 that notes the renaming of Little Windmill Street:

http://www.925-1000.com/td/f/Military/Hobson-1888.jpg

Trev.
Forum: General Topics. 07-08-17, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By dognose
Hi, The buckle presumably dates no earlier...

Hi,

The buckle presumably dates no earlier than the mid 1880's as the address of Hobson & Sons premises was renamed in c.1885 from 37-38, Little Windmill Street, to 1-3-5, Lexington Street.
...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 13-07-17, 06:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,303
Posted By dognose
An earlier advertisement from J.A. Restall: ...

An earlier advertisement from J.A. Restall:

http://www.925-1000.com/td/f/Birmingham/Restall-1898.jpg
J.A. Restall - Birmingham - 1898

Trev.
Forum: Other Militaria 09-06-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By dognose
Apparently his full name was George Duncan...

Apparently his full name was George Duncan MacDougald and he resided at Beaconsfield.

Trev.
Forum: Other Militaria 08-06-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By dognose
The result of the competition instituted by the...

The result of the competition instituted by the Government for the purpose of obtaining a suitable design for a memorial to be given to the next-of-kin of those who have fallen in the war was...
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