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Old 21-06-22, 02:00 PM
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Actually, what are these Regular Army officers doing there with the VTC? Are they keeping an eye on them to make sure they're behaving themselves and not getting delusions of grandeur thinking they're real Army, or are they maybe on like an exchange weekend, with the VTC Company Commandant in a swap, having his picture taken somewhere in a support trench in Flanders, up to his knees in mud and drinking petrol-flavoured, bomb-crater water from a boot?
The Adjutant and Medical Officer were from the Territorial Force.
My great Grandfather was an Officer in the Yorkshire Dragoons, after a time in France he returned to help with the training of 3/1 Yorkshire Dragoons.
In 1917 he became Adjutant of the 9th West Riding Volunteers, he's on the far right of the photo the medical Officer is back row, 3rd from left.
The rest of the officers wear the OSD Royal Arms cap badge.
Hope this is of interest.
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Old 21-06-22, 02:07 PM
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The Adjutant and Medical Officer were from the Territorial Force.
My great Grandfather was an Officer in the Yorkshire Dragoons, after a time in France he returned to help with the training of 3/1 Yorkshire Dragoons.
In 1917 he became Adjutant of the 9th West Riding Volunteers, he's on the far right of the photo the medical Officer is back row, 3rd from left.
The rest of the officers wear the OSD Royal Arms cap badge.
Hope this is of interest.
Chris
Chris,

That is absolutely fantastic, and, no doubt, a priceless treasure. Thanks for posting.

The 9th West Riding Volunteers were not part of the Volunteer Force, right? Were they New Army?

JT

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JT,

Great photographs, another one here I picked up some time ago. Nice image with the two armbands and the Central Association VTC badge.

Simon
Simon,

Looks as though you and Graham have a photo of the same chap:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...3&postcount=29

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...0&postcount=17

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What are the odds of that occurring? Assuming you are both holding an original image?

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Graham and I noticed this on the GWF when I posted my card. The Lad must have been proud of his Service and wanted to show his friends and family I imagine.

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What are the odds of that occurring?

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Pretty slim, eh?

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JT,

Graham and I noticed this on the GWF when I posted my card. The Lad must have been proud of his Service and wanted to show his friends and family I imagine.

Simon.
Excellent. Is there any inscription/info on the reverse of either?

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Simon,

Looks as though you and Graham have a photo of the same chap:
I would imagine that photographers took a number of photos/poses during a sitting and the 'subject' would be able to choose which ones they wanted and how many copies.

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Chris,

That is absolutely fantastic, and, no doubt, a priceless treasure. Thanks for posting.

The 9th West Riding Volunteers were not part of the Volunteer Force, right? Were they New Army?

JT
Glad you liked the photo, it is indeed a treasure.
Yes, they were Volunteer Force, started as 9th (Huddersfield) Bn Volunteer Training Corps, then became part of the West Riding Volunteer Regiment, then on formation of the Volunteer Force became the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding) Regiment.
Disbanded 1919, I think
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Glad you liked the photo, it is indeed a treasure.
Yes, they were Volunteer Force, started as 9th (Huddersfield) Bn Volunteer Training Corps, then became part of the West Riding Volunteer Regiment, then on formation of the Volunteer Force became the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding) Regiment.
Disbanded 1919, I think
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Thanks for this.

Did your gt. grandfather remain with the VF until its disbandment in 1920? (I believe the motor battalions were retained until 1921).

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Thanks for this.

Did your gt. grandfather remain with the VF until its disbandment in 1920? (I believe the motor battalions were retained until 1921).

JT
No, he left in around July 1919, I do have the exact date, I haven't got his file at home at the moment.
He had a long career, joined the 5th Dragoon Guards in 1891, transferred to the 3rd Dragoon Guards in 1895, Boer War 1901, became a PSI SSM to the Yorkshire Dragoons in 1910, RSM Yorkshire Dragoons 1914, commissioned into the Yorkshire Dragoons 1914, Adjutant 9 WRV Regt 1917, still badges Yorkshire Dragoons, left in1919 as a Captain.
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No, he left in around July 1919, I do have the exact date, I haven't got his file at home at the moment.
He had a long career, joined the 5th Dragoon Guards in 1891, transferred to the 3rd Dragoon Guards in 1895, Boer War 1901, became a PSI SSM to the Yorkshire Dragoons in 1910, RSM Yorkshire Dragoons 1914, commissioned into the Yorkshire Dragoons 1914, Adjutant 9 WRV Regt 1917, still badges Yorkshire Dragoons, left in1919 as a Captain.
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Clearly the Army life suited him. Thanks for sharing some of his story with us.

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