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Old 08-10-17, 11:02 PM
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Default FWW Chaplain,25th. Division

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Captain S. E. R. Fenning. Chaplain to the Forces, Army Chaplain's Department.
Notice the two wounds badges on his arm.

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Very interesting to see the original (1902 decreed) shoulder straps with their arm of service coloured cloth binding the edge.
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37th Division surely? Unless I am missing something.
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37th Division surely? Unless I am missing something.
According to Mike Chappell's British Battle Insingnia (I) 1914-1918. page 20..... for 37th Division, "several divisions chose this badge (the horseshoe),that of the 37th being a gold horseshoe".


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According to Mike Chappell's British Battle Insingnia (I) 1914-1918. page 20..... for 37th Division, "several divisions chose this badge (the horseshoe),that of the 37th being a gold horseshoe".


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According to Wheeler-Holohan (writing in 1920) apropos the horseshoe sign of the 25th Division - "All Staff Officers wore it on the right arm." If so, the subject is in the 37th Division (sign worn on both arms). Mike
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I have always associated the horseshoe with the 37th Division but a reading of Ray Westlake's excellent Kitchener's Army has put me right.

"25th Divisional Sign. The 25th Division had two signs-a red horseshoe was worn on the uniforms, while an oblong of red and white check was painted on vehicles and signboards".

I think that having TWO divisional signs is cheating.

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