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Old 06-02-21, 10:26 AM
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This man was commissioned into the 1st East Lancs Coy, Royal Engineers in September 1914 The badge here does not appear to be either Engineers or East Lancs. He had however been in a school cadet force and probably also while at University.
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Old 06-02-21, 10:36 AM
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Looks like a police cap badge or special constabulary lapel badge. Regard
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Old 06-02-21, 10:49 AM
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I am sure he was none of them. The full photo does show a very young man who apparently went straight from University into Army
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Old 06-02-21, 10:59 AM
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The full photo would be very helpful.

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Old 06-02-21, 11:02 AM
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Agree with Simon in that a full photograph would help, the cap badge does not appear to be very well centered if that is the cap seam behind it.

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Old 06-02-21, 11:39 AM
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\Not an OTC badge or cadet badge that I have seen before.
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This man was commissioned into the 1st East Lancs Coy, Royal Engineers in September 1914 The badge here does not appear to be either Engineers or East Lancs. He had however been in a school cadet force and probably also while at University.
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The Coat of Arms in the centre of the badge resembles that of Bolton or Barrow-In- Furness.

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Old 06-02-21, 12:37 PM
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Default full photo as reuested

As I said,looks very young. I can see no clues in his uniform. but that is not my field
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Thanks for that.

Puzzling uniform with different colour collar and shoulder straps.

Volunteer Training Corps is my first thought but the collar and straps confuses me.

I am confused at the moment.

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Old 06-02-21, 01:08 PM
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Possibly a WW1 Volunteer Training Corps. Some did have cadet branches. The non-issue uniform suggests that he is not regular army, territorials or an OTC.
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A military school? Regards Mark
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Old 06-02-21, 02:19 PM
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Not likely as it's not an official army uniform.
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Old 06-02-21, 02:20 PM
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Any Photographers Studio mark anywhere on the image? May tie down a location for VTC Unit or School etc.

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Same Uniform as national volunteer reserve

See my album on the Norfolk volunteer regiment

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Old 06-02-21, 04:11 PM
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Does it look like the badge for Manchester
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