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Old 21-11-16, 05:11 AM
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Hello,

Could anyone tell me anything at all about the following photograph, please? In particular, what regiment the soldier might be from. I posted it on the Great War Forum saying I thought it might be Post Office Rifles, but I'm really not sure. It states on the back, "Roy Berry, 7th January '19".
Many thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide.

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Old 21-11-16, 05:56 AM
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Hello Chris,

A higher resolution scan of the cap badge would be helpful, if possible please (anything north of 600 dpi).

If your man is London Regiment, the possibilities (on badge shape alone) would be 8th Bn, 17th Bn, 19th Bn. Perhaps someone could look up the MIC on Ancestry.

I'm not familiar with the s/t, but another possible contender might be Leeds Rifles.

Thanks for posting.

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Old 21-11-16, 06:17 AM
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Wow. Thank you very much for such a quick response JT. I will get on to your suggestions directly. I will perhaps need to get the postcard re-scanned. I live in Japan, but keep my cards in the UK because of the climate here; they would deteriorate far too rapidly if brought here, in my opinion. Apologies as it may take me a little while to do that. Meanwhile, I have attached the best I can do at the moment.

I tried an MiC search but didn't come up with anything. Perhaps he never made it overseas? I will add the back of the card in case I am not reading it correctly.

I never thought of the possibility of Leeds Rifles. Thanks very much for all your suggestions. It is very much appreicated.

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Old 21-11-16, 06:19 AM
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Neglected to upload it! Sorry

It is not at all clear.
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Old 21-11-16, 06:35 AM
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Chris,

I read the inscription just as you have transcribed it... the year I take to be 1919, of course.

Given that the photographer's studio is shown as being in East Ham (East London) I'd suggest that the strongest contender might be 17th Bn, though not definite.

Thanks for the closer image of the cap badge, but it's still a little vague for me to discern any detail that might reveal one particular regiment or another.

Cheers for now,

JT
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I would suggest the arm badge is bandsman?
Have a look here http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ctureid=114302
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Looking at his shoulder title it looks like a C in school so could he be in an OCT, looks young enough to me.
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I would suggest the arm badge is bandsman?
Have a look here http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ctureid=114302
Cheers Tony.
Agreed, Tony.

Also, I think the section of the cloth S/T that we can see looks as though it says 'LONDON', so '17th LONDON' might be a possibility too.

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Looking at his shoulder title it looks like a C in school so could he be in an OCT, looks young enough to me.
Yes, he does looks very young.

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