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Old 16-02-20, 11:06 PM
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Good evening from West Wales.

I'm a new member so thank you for allowing me to join the forum.

I was directed here whilst undertaking research into a writing / film project on the Great War Graves Registration Units and the formation of the Imperial War Graves Commission.

A friend of mine has a picture (attached) of his grandfather, and we are trying to identify his unit. We believe that he was with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and possibly with the Welsh Regiment's Cardiff Pals Battalion. Served and wounded in the Salonika campaign.

My interest is helmets so I'm a real novice when it comes to badges , but looking around the site, I feel a new interest/passion/obsession coming on.

Any help gratefully received.
thanks
Bob
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Old 17-02-20, 03:05 AM
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Looks like a Victorian/Edwardian St John Ambulance brigade uniform
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Old 17-02-20, 07:30 AM
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Looks like a Victorian/Edwardian St John Ambulance brigade uniform
I would agree with that, certainly not a military uniform or badges.

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Old 17-02-20, 09:05 AM
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It appears to be an early / pre WW1 era uniform. Examples can be seen here:

http://www.history-in-pictures.co.uk...productId=1318

http://www.history-in-pictures.co.uk...s/E/E-1589.jpg
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Old 17-02-20, 03:14 PM
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That is really helpful - thank you all. I understand that there is family memory of some involvement with a medical theme.
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Old 17-02-20, 07:26 PM
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Button undone, scruffy individual.....
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Old 18-02-20, 07:50 PM
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So what’s the punishment Andy? Run around the parade square carrying a stretcher over his head?
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Old 18-02-20, 07:56 PM
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If it was me when serving, i would have received a chest punch from my NCO. But that's the Guards for you.....
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Old 21-02-20, 11:00 PM
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Hi again
Here,s another picture of the scruffy individual recovering in hospital after being shot in the spine whilst recovering a wounded comrade during the Salonika campaign.
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