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Old 10-05-16, 11:31 PM
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Default 4th and 5th Bns. Leicestershire Regiment

Not within my sphere of collecting, so looking to sell this photo in due course, but before so doing, I'd very much like to share the find with the forum.

Nothing particularly earth-shattering, but just nice to have a picture of this less commonly seen unit... 4th or 5th Bn, Leicestershire Regiment.

Cannot quite make out whether the July date written on the reverse says '1914' or '1917':

Leic 1a JT.jpgLeic 1b JT.jpgLeic 1c JT.jpgLeic 1d.jpg

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Old 10-05-16, 11:47 PM
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Badge looks to be damaged-lost rear leg? Do the STs look to have a number but no T? Regards, Paul.
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Old 10-05-16, 11:47 PM
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Looks like 17, to me, mate.
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Old 11-05-16, 06:37 AM
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Me being awkward, looks like 14 to me 😄
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As it goes is looking a bit more like 14 to me too
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Old 11-05-16, 07:39 AM
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Looks like 17, to me, mate.
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As it goes is looking a bit more like 14 to me too
I dunno... what am I gonna do wiv the lotta ya?
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Old 11-05-16, 07:44 AM
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Call it 1915 & a half then to meet half way 😉
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Old 11-05-16, 07:47 AM
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For what it's worth JT, I'm with the "14" crowd. 7's are not usually (at last for me) written with a down stroke seperate to the top stroke (does that make sense??)

One thing the French have going, is it's much easier to identify numbers. Oh, and cheese, of course, so that's two things.....
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As it is "JULY" 191X, the odds are heavily in favour of 1917, are they not?
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Old 11-05-16, 08:46 AM
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Defiantly 17, don't think much of his collar badge though
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As it is a woman's prerogative to change her mind or be late or something I've gone back to thinking 17. Is there not a clue in his uniform? get Jon's book out. It does look like a swoopy 17.
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Defiantly 17, don't think much of his collar badge though
Oh yeah just clocked the collar I want some like that. Will they be cheaper than my Tyneside Scottish collar?
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Old 11-05-16, 09:07 AM
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I reckon it's 1914 because if it was 1917 then the uniform would be old pattern. He has the pleated pockets, brass T titles and the peaked cap with stiffened rim that suggest early war not latter war years. I would caveat with the fact that he might just be dressed in an older uniform rather than a newly issued 1917 one!
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Heavily yes, but wouldn't be the first time someone has written the wrong year on the back of a postcard, especially if it's done by a family member at a later date,
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Old 11-05-16, 09:12 AM
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Is the card marked Southend or Battersea - is that the maker or the photographer? To be honest without the date I would say it was a new recruit from 1915.
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