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Old 19-01-16, 08:51 PM
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I bought a bunch of old NF-related photos today, one of which is attached herewith. A group of about twenty or so men from the Northumberland Fusiliers, and North Staffordshire Regiments, at the beginning of the C20th.

Seated far-left is a chap wearing a what I imagine to be a fairly unusual badge, affixed to a (crossbelt?). I wonder if members might be able to comment on the badge and/or the unit/department, please?:

JT NF NS INDIA a.jpgJT NF NS INDIA c.jpgJT NF NS INDIA b.jpgJT NF NS INDIA e.jpg

It appears to have the EVIIR cipher, though I am 99% certain this photo is post-1902, mainly because the 'N.STAFFORD' (Westlake 1392) shoulder title being worn by the soldier (pictured below) but also because some of the the accompanying photos in the lot I acquired are inscribed with the date 1908, some of which were taken at Charat Hill.

JT NF NS INDIA d.jpg

With thanks.

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Old 20-01-16, 11:03 AM
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Mention of the Department here:

https://www.iaaw.hu-berlin.de/de/hip...cts/telegrafie

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Old 20-01-16, 01:28 PM
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Mention of the Department here:

https://www.iaaw.hu-berlin.de/de/hip...cts/telegrafie

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Thanks, Peter.

I reckon that badge has got to be a bit of a rarity.
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